*R. Kelly’s 2013 album “Black Panties” debuted at No. 4 on the Billboard 200 and has gone on to sell more than 300,000 copies. In light of the album’s success, the singer told V Magazine that he is planning a sequel entitled “White Panties.”
He didn’t reveal any details — his only admission being the vague quote, “You can expect a whole other level” — and did not divulge any album info or if “White Panties” would be his next album.
When asked more generally if he was compromising himself to placate to his fans, Kelly replied, “No. I always follow what my spirit tells me to do. When I get into the studio I write from my heart. I try to write life and not songs. People live life and when you write life, you’re going to mess around and touch somebody’s heart, and they’ll relate to you and what you’re singing about.”
The singer also said he was recording a song with Mary J. Blige as part of the duo’s upcoming “King and Queen” tour and that he’s hoping to follow it with a full duet album. Neither Kelly nor Blige have announced specific tour dates.
And since no R. Kelly interview is complete without the inevitable “Trapped in the Closet” question, Kelly revealed that he has 57 unreleased chapters of the ongoing soap opera. “This thing is forever,” said the singer.