Tuesday, July 12, 2005

Coming Out Of The Closet

Everyone wants to check out R.Kelly's "Closet"

Or at least take into peek at R Kelly's closet. This singer/rapper has been getting loads of attention the past few weeks with the release of his five-chapter musical "mini-movie." Sara introduced me to his new CD over the weekend, and now I just can't stop thinking about it. The last five songs on his CD are a story about infidelity between husbands and wives, in a twisted, racy, and intriguing tale and rap ballad.

I am not normally one to take a liking to slow rap tunes, but I am hooked, and as the Washington Post Style section says today, "'It has everyone listening in the D.C. metro area on the edge of their seats,' says Jeannie Jones, a DJ at WKYS-FM."

I've listened to the chapters over and over again and can't stop. Even this morning, I downloaded the videos off of MTV.com just so I could watch them. (All five videos for the five chapters are complete.) And this was all before I found the Washington Post article about it! The entire CD is very sexual, but I mean, this is R. Kelly we are talking about here.

The Washington Post reports that last week BET aired all five chapters of "Trapped in the Closet" in a special last Tuesday night, and the half-hour program drew 2.8 million viewers, making it the ninth most-watched telecast in BET's 25-year history.

Now of course, R Kelly has been quiet the controversial person in and out of the news. From child pornography, to sex with minors, he hasn't been the most popular guy on the block. He is currently facing 14 counts of child pornography and could end up in jail for a very long time. Yikes.

Until the release of his new CD, I had pretty much paid no mind or attention to him. Why should I? His law-breaking and kiddy porn ways don't fit my liking at all. But now, I just can't resist. With possible prison-time aside, he is a very talented artist, which many are now tuning in to notice.

It looks as though his closet has been cleaned out, or at least all revealed!


At 11:12 AM, Blogger The Celebutante said...

When you told me about R Kelly's CD on Sunday...I was very hesitant, but now that you are still talking about it, I HAVE TO HEAR IT. Can you bring it over tonight?

At 11:14 AM, Blogger Sara said...

I'll bring it... you can copy while we watch the real world and get a lil sloppy with wine ;-)

At 11:15 AM, Blogger The Celebutante said...

oh excellent! I can't wait! I have the new Missy CD if you want to copy that!

At 11:55 AM, Blogger Asian Mistress said...

HAHAHA I almost blogged about this! I've seen the video...it's quite amusing.

At 1:58 PM, Blogger Lil DC Diva said...

I love all five chapters. There is suspense at the end of everyone. Supposedly chapters 6-10 are in the works, so the saga continues!

At 1:59 PM, Blogger Lil DC Diva said...

*every one


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