R. Kelly just can’t get out of the closet.
The R&B singer announced this week that he plans new chapters of his seemingly endless hip-hopera Trapped in the Closet out next year, debuting on the cable channel IFC.
The channel announced the extension of the series this week, promising an escalation of the already outlandish series:
“The ultimate hip hopera returns in 2014 with brand new chapters, which means more R. Kelly, more drama, more crazy situations, more tumultuous relationships, more Sylvester, more Pimp Lucius, more Reverend Mosely, more everything that you love about Trapped in the Closet.”
IFC has not given a premiere for the new chapters of Trapped in the Closet, but on Saturday night gave fans a chance to catch up on the first 33 chapters of the series with a special broadcast.
R. Kelly has been quite busy of late, with a new album Black Panties due out on Tuesday and more music in the works.
“I’m already working on my next album, which I’m six songs deep into. I haven’t named it yet, but it’s going to be a follow-up to Black Panties,” Kelly told Billboard in an interview in which he also announced the next 10 chapters of Trapped in the Closet. “I’m going to start putting out music like Jordans after ‘Black Panties.’ I don’t want people to get it twisted: R. Kelly is going to be R. Kelly.”
The singer also commented on a career that has remained strong for more than two decades.
“It feels good to still be on people’s mind after 23 years in the business,” R. Kelly told Billboard at the AMAs. “I’ve got all the younger cats following me and calling me to get on their tracks. It’s a blessing.”
Those who may have missed out on Trapped in the Closet can catch R. Kelly in all the craziness online — the entire series is available online for streaming by clicking here.