R. Kelly Plays a Woman Like a Violin in 2 Chainz-Assisted 'Kimmel' Medley

'Black Panties' arrives on December 10 by way of RCA

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Kyle McGovern WRITTEN BY
Kyle McGovern

After thrusting and grinding all over Lady Gaga on Saturday Night Live and the 2013 American Music Awards, R. Kelly returned to network TV on December 4 to flash some of his Black Panties. The R&B giant's next album drops on December 10 via RCA (deluxe bundles come with an actual pair of black panties, natch), and the Chicago smooth-talker promoted the LP on Jimmy Kimmel Live! by playing a medley of tracks. Kellz opened with the bedroom boast "Genius," made complete with a rhinestone-studded Phantom of the Opera mask on his face and a lady on his lap, cuddled up to look like a human violin; 2 Chainz then dropped in to assist with an abridged version of "My Story"; and R. Kelly closed the set by pivoting into the Auto-Tuned pep talk "You Deserve Better."

Watch the footage above, stream all of Black Panties here, and check out IFC on Saturday, December 7 — the network is airing all 33 chapters of Trapped in the Closet as part of a marathon that kicks off at 5:15 p.m. EST. And for a dramatic reading of the lyrics to "Genius," watch actor Benedict Cumberbatch recite R. Kelly's pledge to "hit that thing again."

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