Black Panties ya heard? That’s right. Black Panties. And no, while it may be his favorite color of ladies (and gents) undergarments, you guessed wrong. Black Panties is the title of R. Kelly’s upcoming album.
Pisser Piper made sure we all know that he isn’t leaving that raunch that made him famous behind.
“Absolutely not, and I tell people all the time man,” Kelly said in a phone interview last week. “Make no mistake about it, R. Kelly is not going anywhere, it’s just that R. Kelly has such a unique talent, and I’ve been blessed to be able to do all type of genres of music … I’m exploring my gift right now.”
Kelly’s recent “Write Me Back” and 2010’s “Love Letter” were a departure of sorts for the singer-songwriter, whose hits include classics like “Your Body’s Callin’.” He described those acclaimed albums as a way of taking a break from his typical explicit material to try something new.
“When you’ve done twentysomething years, man, of giving people what they want, and satisfying people — people like to say they’re making babies off your music, they’re doing all this — it makes me feel good, but at the same time, it makes me say, ‘OK, now it’s time to go and do something that’s in me that I want to do and get out,’” he said…his upcoming album will be on more familiar R. Kelly ground.
“The name of my next album is ‘Black Panties’ — that’s my next ‘12 Play,’” he said, referring to his classic album filled with sexual material. “I’m going to have some fun on it.”
Kelly also plans to have fun on his upcoming “Single Ladies” North American tour, which kicks off Oct. 13 in Columbia, S.C., and runs through December. Kelly said he aims for it to be “one big giant ‘Dating Game.’”
“We really want the single ladies up there, and where guys know there’s single ladies, they’re going to be in the mix, because they’re looking for a woman,” he said.
SMH…can’t say we’re still able to shake off his pedophilia “stint” long enough to be too excited about this.
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