R. Kelly is back with a new album that marks his return to the more aggressive raunch that made his name.
In his past two albums, R&B’s bad boy had toned down his explicitly sexual rhetoric in favour of PG-rated retro soul.
‘Black Panties’, which includes an unprintable song title and a number of equally unprintable lyrics, shows the artist has lost none of his edge.
“I’m no different than any other painter that paints a real picture, when they paint a picture of naked woman and it’s a beautiful picture and it goes for, like, two or three million dollars when it’s just a beautiful, naked woman, you know. So that’s what the painter saw, that was his vision, so he gave the world his vision and people who love paintings and fans of that particular painting, they bought into it and they support it. I’m just glad my fans support R. Kelly, you know. I did this for the fans.”
‘My Story’ is the first title released from his new album, which also includes the sexually-charged single ‘Cookies’, which has already
created a buzz on the internet.
The release of his album has reignited talk in the media about past accusations against Kelly, who was found not guilty on charges of child pornography back in 2008.
The artist was accused of filming sex scenes with an underage victim.
“When it comes to my videos, man, I like to have hands on, you know, on every scene,” says the artist.
“It’s not an ego thing, it’s just that I got visions, when I am writing the songs, when I am doing the songs in the studio I’m actually doing them to the video I’m seeing in my head and that’s how I get the song done. So when I get on the set, everything I was seeing in my head in the studio, I don’t want to loose that magic, I want to bring that magic to the set,” he says.
R. Kelly’s new album ‘Black Panties’ is out now.