R. Kelly Has 32 New Chapters of Trapped In The Closet? Really?
The artist formerly known as the “Pied Piper of R&B” – better known as R. Kelly – has been hard at work lately. On what, you ask? The continuation of his breakaway hit “hip hopera” series, Trapped In The Closet. Everyone’s favorite guilty pleasure of 2005 – 2007 seems poised to return with a vengeance, except for a minor setback.
Before we get to that, let’s recap what happened in the series. This is the set of music videos that shut down entire television networks – namely BET, MTV, VH1, and IFC – whenever there was a new batch. It took all of popular culture by storm and even garnered the singer, who was facing charges at the time for the infamous allegations of child pornography, cult status. Not to mention the parodies and remixes (especially the one recorded by Trey Songz which caused R. Kelly to ask him to cut it out) the series spawned back in its heyday.
With all of the sex, lies, guns, gangsters and pimps in the story, we were still all left hanging nearly five years ago as there was never a conclusion to all of the drama. However, Kelly’s ready to go back to work on the series and has said so himself.
So, all R. Kelly needs is investors to put up the racks on racks it will cost to produce the next 32 chapters. Maybe the wait to secure the funds will allow him to grow the braids back so that he can play the series protagonist, Sylvester.
Would you be willing to throw money behind the next iteration of Trapped In The Closet?