The setup is a candid interview, maybe for a reality show, maybe for a Maury -like talk show, and Rufus, a pastor, is refusing to answer questions about the man his wife caught him cheating with chapters and chapters ago in R. Kelly's Trapped in the Closet saga. The cultish Trapped began as a five-song suite at the end of Kelly's TP.
In his twenty-year exploration of the limits of the R. Kelly has often toed the line between satiric and satyric. Some of his songs are sincerely sexy; others would cause any amorous embrace to dissolve into giggles.
Kellywhich currently consists of 33 "chapters" released from to Written and produced by R. Kelly, the series tells a story of a one-night stand which sets off a chain of events, gradually revealing a greater web of lies, sex and deceit.
Plenty, it seems. Because people have been talking about R. A 5-part single mushroomed into a part DVD, and in retrospect, his timing looks perfect. It was the kind of pop spectacle you had to see to believe; thanks to the online video explosion you could.
Over the years Kelly has had multiple accusations of sexual misconduct leveled against him, including a case where he was acquitted on 14 charges of making child pornography; that case centered around a videotape that prosecutors alleged showed Kelly having sex with a year-old girl. DeRogatis, who received the tape from an anonymous source in and turned it over to police, wrote the article that launched the investigation. The report withholds the identities of the young women but claims BuzzFeed News has verified their identities.
Today's DVD release for the second volume of R Kelly's Trapped in the Closet has been billed - admittedly by R Kelly himself - as "the year's biggest pop culture event". That's a bold claim, but then the success of Kelly's baffling self-styled " hip-hopera " seems to have spiralled in a way that not even its creator, a man not given to modesty, could have predicted. Each of its 12 "episodes" used precisely the same backing music, but it was difficult to pay attention to anything other than the wildly convoluted plot, which has so far involved an outbreak of mass cuckoldry, a shooting, the outing of a gay pastor and a dwarf stripper called Big Man.
Kelly has created a cultural phenomenon of which no one has seen before. His truly original and fresh urban operetta Trapped in the Closet earned him numerous accoloades, including a Grammy nomination. The media and the world were captivated with each episode as a new cliffhanger unfolded with every word in this unique rhyming soap-opera sung to a melody.
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