Posts tagged "R. Kelly"

R. Kelly Helps Chance the Rapper Close Out Lollapalooza 2014

Chance the Rapper was one of a few acts set to close out this year’s Lollapalooza, and it was clear that he wanted to make…
Colin Joyce / August 4, 2014

R. Kelly Kicked Off Festival Lineup Due to Sleazy Past

Columbus, Ohio’s Fashion Meets Music Festival has cancelled R. Kelly’s scheduled August 29 concert after facing backlash from the community and other acts on the…
Colin Joyce / July 29, 2014

R. Kelly Moves Into House Music

R. Kelly let a whole bunch of screaming fans in on an unexpected bit of news at the Chosen Few DJs Picnic in Chicago on July…
Olivia Forman / July 15, 2014

R. Kelly Dominates Map of States’ Most Ignored Artists

UPDATE: Spotify has bought The Echo Nest, the company behind these maps. Usually we don’t do this, but maps of the United States’ musical preference…
Marc Hogan / February 28, 2014

Jimmy Fallon Jumpstarts R. Kelly’s ‘Ignition (Remix),’ Barbershop-Style

Last November, Lady Gaga and R. Kelly performed her ARTPOP hit “Do What U Want” at the American Music Awards, in an irreverent production nodding…
Marc Hogan / February 19, 2014

Rick Ross Enters Sexless Threesome With Lady Gaga and R. Kelly

Rick Ross once again inserts himself into a popular song that he was never invited to in the first place, this time winding up i…
Chris Martins / December 20, 2013

Beyonce Breaks All Kinds of Records With No. 1 Debut

First! Was there ever any question? Bow down, bitches, it’s Beyoncé. With the stealth release of her fifth album — titled Beyoncé because duh — Queen Bey become…
Chris Martins / December 18, 2013

R. Kelly’s Alleged Sex Crimes Are Still Horrific 13 Years Later

R. Kelly’s image as a self-parodying R&B lothario largely overshadows a very disturbing truth about the Chicago singer: He’s been accused of rape several times.
Kyle McGovern / December 16, 2013

R. Kelly’s Christmas Album Will Include ‘a Lot of Love-Making’

If you too have noticed a palpable drought of Christmas-themed love-making music in your life, R. Kelly has got your back (or whichever part you…
Chris Martins / December 12, 2013

R. Kelly Sings for His Dessert in Unsettling ‘Cookie’ Video

All that’s troubling about R. Kelly’s intermittently entertaining return-to-raunch Black Panties is right there on “Cookie.” The lurching trap production that could’ve gone to anybody,…
Marc Hogan / December 10, 2013

R. Kelly’s Sexy But Troubling ‘Black Panties’ Is a Throwback for Both Good and Ill

One secret to R. Kelly’s confounding stardom: his sunglasses. He wears them more often than not, sporting them on nearly each of his 12 solo-album…
Jason King / December 9, 2013

R. Kelly Improvises About Frosted Flakes, Holds ‘Shut Up’ News Conference on ‘Arsenio’

The big surprise from R. Kelly’s appearance on The Arsenio Hall Show was his performance of “Soldier’s Heart,” a song for the late Nelson Mandela.
Marc Hogan / December 6, 2013

Bono, Aretha Franklin, R. Kelly and More Honor Nelson Mandela

Tributes continue to pour in for Nelson Mandela, the South African leader who died on December 5 at age 95. U2's Bono wrote a 1,051-word…
Marc Hogan / December 6, 2013

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

After thrusting and grinding all over Lady Gaga on Saturday Night Live and the 2013 American Music Awards, R. Kelly returned to network TV o…
Kyle McGovern / December 5, 2013

R. Kelly Will Liberate New ‘Trapped in the Closet’ Chapters in 2014

R. Kelly will remain Trapped in the Closet through 2014. IFC has announced it will premiere new chapters of the R&B king's epic hip-hopera at some point…
Kyle McGovern / December 4, 2013

Stream R. Kelly’s Sleek, Bawdy ‘Black Panties’

What you see is what you get with R. Kelly’s first unabashedly down’n’dirty album after a pair of retro-tinted critics’ favorites, 2010’s Love Letter and…
Marc Hogan / December 2, 2013

American Music Awards 2013: See Miley Cyrus’ Space Cat, Lady Gaga and R. Kelly’s JFK Tribute, More

The American Music Awards loosened up a bit last night (November 24). Last year’s AMAs performances were utterly predictable, and the 2013 AMAs winners list…
Marc Hogan / November 25, 2013

R. Kelly’s ‘Black Panties’ Album Comes With Actual Black Panties

R. Kelly doesn't take half-measures, and he's going nothing if not all-out in his return to contemporary pop. The Chicago R&B pied piper has shared…
Marc Hogan / November 20, 2013

R. Kelly Says He’ll Make Ladyparts ‘Growl’ on Bruno Mars ‘Gorilla’ Remix

Bruno Mars has shared a new remix of his “Gorilla” single featuring guest appearances by Pharrell Williams and R. Kelly. Dubbed a “G-Mix,” the alternate…
Kyle McGovern / November 8, 2013

So Lady Gaga’s R. Kelly Duet ‘Do What U Want’ Is About More Than Sex After All

Lady Gaga’s full collaboration with R. Kelly has arrived, and as usual from the Artpop singer, it’s a comment on fame itself as well a…
Marc Hogan / October 21, 2013
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