Performing artist R Kelly performs onstage during the 56th annual GRAMMY Awards Pre-GRAMMY Gala and Salute to Industry Icons honoring Lucian Grainge at The Beverly Hilton on January 25, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California
*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.”
*There’s no question that R. Kelly has made a career of pushing the envelope musically, but the singer could potentially see the inside of a jail cell if he does the same legally.
Sources tell Pagesix.com that Kelley’s lawyer is afraid his client may be jail bound for allegedly falling behind on child support payments.
Court papers filed Thursday by Kelly’s ex-wife, Andrea Kelly, accuse the entertainer of failing to pay $20,833 a month in child support he owes.
Singer R. Kelly is 47 today
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EUR MOTIVATIONAL NOTE
Just remember the world is not a playground but a schoolroom. Life is not a holiday but an education. One eternal lesson for us all: to teach us how better we should love. – Barbara Jordan
Jan. 8: Singer Shirley Bassey is 77. Singer Anthony Gourdine of Little Anthony and the Imperials is 73. Singer R. Kelly is 47. Reggae singer Sean Paul is 41.
Jan. 8, 1867: Legislation giving the suffrage to blacks in the District of Columbia was passed over President Andrew Johnson’s veto.
*R. Kelly’s ex-wife turned reality star Andrea Kelly had no qualms about her 11 year marriage with the singer being kept a secret.
“I think that the secretive part of our lives was good and bad in the sense that, going out, I could take my kids to the zoo. I’m not bombarded by paparazzi.
*R. Kelly’s sexual image and history is coming under fire from BK Nation, a non-profit organization founded by activist Kevin Powell. BK Nation has started a petition to boycott Kellz and his music.
The protest stems from a recent Village Voice article that exposed graphic details of Kelly’s past sexual abuse allegations.
In addition to the music buying public, Powell is especially calling on Black men to boycott Kelly.
*R. Kelly may have a hit album on his hands with “Black Panties,” his new album, but the singer continues to be involved in personal legal drama.
For instance, as we recently reported, it was confirmed that had indeed paid off $114,000 in back payments of child support. Here’s info that she’d light on the situation.