Posts tagged "r. kelly"

Here’s A Look At Lady Gaga & R. Kelly’s Never-Released “Do What U Want” Video

TMZ has released a portion of that Terry Richardson-directed, never-released Lady Gaga/R. Kelly video, and YUP, it's gross. [TMZ via Jezebel] Kanye West and Annie Leibovitz released a joint statement today, dispelling rumors that the former is mad at the latter for not photographing the big Kimye wedding. "Although Kanye expressed frustration that he was not able to…

By: Jessica Wakeman / June 19, 2014

Lady Gaga & R. Kelly’s Never Released Video Was “Literally An Ad For Rape”

According to a source speaking to Page Six, the video for Lady Gaga's collab with R. Kelly, "Do What You Want" -- which was scrapped following renewed attention on Kelly's history as a, you know, pedophile -- was far worse than we could have imagined. Although maybe we shouldn't surprised? Shot by pervotographer Terry Richardson,…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / June 19, 2014

R. Kelly Responds To Sexual Abuse Expose With Football Metaphor

UPDATE, 12/18/13, 10:30 a.m.:  The title of this post used to read "R. Kelly Responds To Underage Girl Sex Expose With Football Metaphor ," which was incorrect. R. Kelly hasn't been accused of "sex," he has been accused of sexual abuse of underage girls. In my haste to write a headline yesterday, I didn't think

By: Jessica Wakeman / December 17, 2013

Read The “Stomach-Churning” Sexual Assault Accusations Against R. Kelly

It's been two weeks since R. Kelly released his latest album, Black Panties, reigniting the discussion around the singer's extremely disturbing history as a sexual predator of young, Black women and girls, and the pass he has gotten from many in the music industry. The Village Voice has an interview with music journalist Jim DeRogatis, who has done a significant…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / December 16, 2013

The Soapbox: Why Does Anyone Still Think It’s Okay To Listen To R. Kelly?

R. Kelly is one of the most successful R&B artists of our time. He’s sold 54 million records globally, had a career that spans three decades and penned classic records that have provided the soundtrack for some of our best moments. But while folks were bumping and grinding to his hits, other things were going bump

By: Christiana Mbakwe / December 5, 2013

Everything (I Can Remember) That Went Down At The 2013 American Music Awards (In GIFs & Clips!)

The American Music Awards are basically the poor man's poor man Grammy Awards -- worse than the Billboard Awards but arguably better than the People's Choice Awards. If you missed the festivities, because you were traveling for the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday, or watching "The Walking Dead" or football, or clipping your toenails, NOT TO WORRY…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / November 25, 2013

Lady Gaga Simulates Sex With R. Kelly On “Saturday Night Live”

Lady Gaga was a solid host of last night's "Saturday Night Live," delivering a cheeky musical-inspired opening monologue and nailing her role in nearly every sketch. I especially enjoyed her portrayal of a frumpy Apple store employee appearing as a guest on "Wake Up With Kimye" (a show I wish was real because I would…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / November 17, 2013

Listen To Lady Gaga’s “Do What U Want” (Featuring R. Kelly)

On one hand, Lady Gaga singing "do what you want to my body" to R. Kelly, of all people, is disturbingly hilarious in that the self-described "Pied Piper of R&B" has a prior history of doing some pretty, um, icky things -- is a golden shower really what you want, Gaga? On the other hand,…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / October 21, 2013

“Breaking Bad” Does R. Kelly’s “Ignition (Remix)” And My Heart Explodes

Is it my birthday? No seriously, is it my birthday? How else can you explain someone creating such a perfect masterpiece of all the things I'm interested in? The only thing that's missing from this extremely comprehensive video of the cast of "Breaking Bad" doing R. Kelly's "Ignition (Remix)" is maybe a basket of kitte…

By: Julie Gerstein / August 22, 2013

R. Kelly Joins Phoenix On Stage At Coachella

Question: Is there any occasion in which R. Kelly joining some band on stage to perform "Ignition (Remix)" doesn't lead the internet to explode with a chorus of "OMGBESTTHINGEVERRR!!!"? I think not. And R. Kelly getting on stage with Phoenix at this weekend's Coachella Musical Festival is no exception. Above, Kelly and the band attack…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / April 15, 2013

Sign The Petition To Make R. Kelly’s “Ignition (Remix)” Our New National Anthem

"We, the undersigned, would like the Obama administration to recognize the need for a new national anthem, one that even a decade after its creation, is still hot and fresh out the kitchen. America has changed since Francis Scott Key penned our current anthem in 1814. Since then, we have realized that after the show,…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / March 7, 2013

The Most Important Insurance Ad You Will Ever See

The Swedish insurance company Folksam asked their customers what they'd like to see in a commercial. The insurance market is flooded with geckos and singing weirdos and all kinds of distractions, after all. One customer, Eva, wanted to see cats skydiving. To R. Kelly's "I Believe I Can Fly." So the company took her suggestio…

By: Julie Gerstein / November 25, 2012

You Won’t Believe The Mystery Guest Reciting R. Kelly’s Autobiography

I'm a tiny bit obsessed with R. Kelly, for a number of reasons. One of them: His epic "Trapped in the Closet" 32-part song and video masterpiece. R. Kelly said that it was like he had made up a whole new genre of music and entertainment, because it was telling a story with words and…

By: Julie Gerstein / July 12, 2012

R. Kelly Blames “The Notebook” For His Divorce

"As the film credits started to roll, I couldn't move. I burst into tears. People walking past me patted me on the back, trying to console me. 'The Notebook' was beautiful, and I was crying because its hero and heroine had died together. But I was also crying because ... my marriage had died. And…

By: Julie Gerstein / July 4, 2012

Worlds Been Had Colliding: Joseph Gordon-Levitt Covers R. Kelly

Seriously, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, are you effing with me? I already love you in a creepy, possibly unhealthy way, and then you go and cover R. Kelly's "Ignition (Remix)" during a performance at Ohio State University. You're seriously too much, JGL. Too. Much. [Buzzfeed]…

By: Julie Gerstein / November 8, 2011

8 Celebrity Sex Tapes Not To Miss

I consider myself a bit of a celebrity sex tape connoisseur. Watching celebrities have sex for real, kind of reminds me that they're human, just like the rest of us. Seeing celebrities use the toilet would probably have the same effect, but it's not as fun. Anyway, here are the top eight you should really…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / September 23, 2008

R. Kelly Gets Off 14 Times

You don’t have to throw out your Space Jam soundtrack! After six years, two stalled trials due to medical emergencies, and an impossible hunt for jurors who have never watched MTV, R. Kelly was amazingly acquitted of 14 counts of child pornography. The Chicago courtroom hummed with the rhythm of Robert Kelly’s Church-like chants of…

By: Simcha / June 16, 2008

The Greatest Erotic Poet Of Our Time: R. Kelly

In our minds, R. Kelly's 22-Chapter "Trapped In The Closet" series is right up there among great rock operas like The Who's "Tommy" and Pink Floyd's "The Wall". His ability to rhyme words that technically don't rhyme is unparalleled. His imagination knows no bounds, otherwise we're pretty sure Chapter 10 wouldn't have featured a midget…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / December 28, 2007