Kells in one of his 22 videos for "Trapped in the Closet"

*R. Kelly tells TMZ he’s ready to film 32 new chapters of his infamous hip-hopera “Trapped in the Closet,” but doesn’t have the money to get the ambitious production underway.

In 2007, the singer released 22 chapters of his opus.  Now, Kelly wants to keep the saga going, “but it costs a lot of money to do … so we’re actually looking for investors,” he tells the website.

Written and produced by Kelly, the “Trapped in the Closet” series tells a story of a one-night stand that sets off a chain of events, which gradually reveals a greater web of lies, sex and deceit. Musically, all chapters of the song feature the same melodic theme with varying lyrics, relating an ongoing narrative.

The first five chapters of the set are included on his seventh studio album “TP.3 Reloaded,” with the first chapter being released as the first single from the album. Watch below.