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R. Kelly Planning ‘Black Panties’ Sequel: ‘White Panties’

In the spiritual tao of panties, R. Kelly has merely given us half: the black half. Now, he’s giving us the white half.

03/04/2014

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2013: The Year In Music News

As Radio.com gears up for 2014 and even more stories from the world of music, we look back at some of the best, worst and most infamous stories of the year that still have us talking.

12/20/2013

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R. Kelly Responds to ‘Village Voice’ Story About Past Allegations of Sexual Assault

In an interview with V-103 in Atlanta (a Radio.com station) Kelly talked about ‘Black Panties’ and addressed a recent story in ‘The Village Voice’ that focuses on past allegations of sexual assault by numerous minors.

12/16/2013

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R. Kelly Christmas Album Coming Down Chimneys in 2014

R. Kelly, who has caused us to forever conflate Oreo cookies with cunnilingus, will spread wide some holiday cheer with his own Christmas album. In interview with RapUp (via Pitchfork), Kells revealed The 12 Nights of Christmas, […]

12/12/2013

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R. Kelly Defends Chris Brown, Drawing Parallel to Muhammad Ali, MLK and Jesus

A Kelly observation comparing embattled pop star Chris Brown to such iconic figures as Martin Luther King and Jesus Christ himself has some wondering if the eccentric superstar has gone too far.

12/10/2013

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Watch R. Kelly Honor Nelson Mandela on ‘Arsenio Hall Show’

Last night (Dec. 5), hours after news of Nelson Mandela’s passing broke, R. Kelly took the stage on The Arsenio Hall Show to pay tribute to the Father of South Africa.

12/06/2013

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Watch R. Kelly Play a Woman Like a Violin on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’

Kelly set the stage by reproducing the lascivious ‘Black Panties’ cover art in real-time with a model on his lap that he stroked with a violin bow.

12/05/2013

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R. Kelly’s ‘Trapped in the Closet’ to Return with New Chapters in 2014

Still wondering what became of Sylvester, Pimp Lucius and Reverend Mosely? Well, R. Kelly is prepared to give you some answers when Trapped in the Closet returns.

12/04/2013

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New Releases: Jake Owen, R. Kelly, Britney Spears, Muse

Jake Owen kicks country’s door in with his excellent fourth album, while Kells, Brit, and Muse limp into the end of the year with their releases. Dan Weiss gives you the low-down on this Wintery Mix.

12/03/2013

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Listen to R. Kelly’s Bonus Track ‘Lights On’ and Pre-Order Actual Black Panties

The ‘Black Panties’ Deluxe Bundle comes packaged with the “exclusive R. Kelly Black Panty,” because “there’s no reason you shouldn’t have your own pair to drop as well.”

11/20/2013

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Hear Justin Bieber Team Up with R. Kelly for His New Song ‘PYD’

Another Monday, another new song from Justin Bieber. But unlike the other six songs he’s released as part of his Music Monday series, this one features a very special guest: R. Kelly.

11/18/2013

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Watch Lady Gaga Perform ‘Gypsy’ & ‘Do What U Want’ with R. Kelly on ‘SNL’

Lady Gaga lives for your applause and she doesn’t care whether it’s a genuinely well-earned round or just a cheap few claps in support of whatever crowd-appeasing thing she just said. Gaga admitted all of this during her SNL monologue.

11/17/2013

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Listen: Bruno Mars Invites R. Kelly and Pharrell to Raunchy ‘Gorilla’ Remix

On this new version of “Gorilla,” Pharrell sings about naughty yoga poses, while R. Kelly goes bananas.

11/08/2013

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Lady Gaga and R. Kelly Duet on New ARTPOP Track ‘Do What U Want’

The song was formerly introduced on a Best Buy commercial for Beats by Dre headphones last week, but now we’ve got the whole thing.

10/21/2013

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R. Kelly Redefines the Word ‘Oreo’ with New Song ‘Cookie’

Wikipedia defines “Oreo” as “a sandwich cookie consisting of two chocolate disks with a sweet cream filling in between.” This is also, in other words, how R. Kelly defines the word in his new song “Cookie.”

10/07/2013

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Radio.com’s 30 Most Anticipated Fall Albums

With Yeezus season behind us, we can now focus on autumn’s real raison d’être: fuzzy cardigans and new albums.

09/19/2013

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R. Kelly’s New Album ‘Black Panties’ Out This November

R. Kelly’s new album, ‘Black Panties,’ comes out November 11.

09/09/2013

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