Robert Kelly Plans To Publish Memoir In 2011
Today, R. Kelly made headlines in the “Entertainment” section at BBC News. This time it’s not about music – this rip, it’s about publishing a memoir. In hopes to clear the misunderstandings about his life, personality and true self – Kelly was said to have said, “I’m tired of being misunderstood. I will show you the tears, fears and sweat.”
He promised truth by stating, “I will open my heart and reveal the good in my life, as well as all the drama. I want to tell it like it is.”
The yet-to-be titled book also includes thoughts of his mother’s death and reflections of his musical accomplishments.
According to BBC, the project will be published by Smiley Books, while the memoir will touch topics such as his “6-year legal ordeal, that nearly ruined” his life.
The publishing company was started by talk show host, Tavis Smiley and the book will be co-written by David Spitz (who’s helped work on books for other artists such as Marvin Gaye and Aretha Franklin).
In 2008, the 42-year-old singer was found not guilty of making sexually explicit videos with minors. With nine albums, three Grammys and countless musical achievements, Kelly’s story should catch the eyes of plenty.
There has been a clear understanding that the singer/songwriter will not release the book as “R. Kelly” but as Robert Kelly.
Check out an AP video about R. Kelly wanting his life back: