“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.”
In a recent interview with the Associated Press’ Nekesa Mumbi Moody , R. Kelly is looking forward to his return to what he’s known best for. The Pied Piper of Sex and Lust. Unlike the his last two “romance” albums, “Black Panties”, will likely remind people that he is the master of panty dropping music.
Since R. Kelly arrived on the scene, his music hasn’t been anything less than sexually provocative. In his first solo album, “12 Play”, songs like “Bump & Grind”, “Your Body’s Callin’ ”, and “Sex Me”, not only spent weeks on the Billboard charts, but the album itself went platinum six times. But you also can’t forget his hits like “You Are Not Alone”, which he penned for Michael Jackson, “You Remind Me Of”, “Down Low” and “I Believe I Can Fly”.
With his personal life, marred by controversy, R. Kelly is like a Timex watch. He takes a licking and keeps on ticking. With everything from an alleged marriage to Aaliyah, the alleged videotape of him and a suspected minor, to his recent divorce after no one knew he was married for 13 years, the one thing that isn’t alleged about him is his success in the music business.
In addition to “Black Panties”, R. Kelly will kick off a North American tour starting in October and ending in December. I’m not sure what he means when he’s referring to it as “one big dating game”, but do I even want to know?
If naming his new album, “Black Panties” is what it takes to return to his lusty music roots, and then R. Kelly is off to a great start. Black. Panties. I don’t know about you but I’m having a hard time keeping a straight face even saying that title.