R Kelly

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I think the guy who plays "Rufus" in R kelly's Trapped in the Closet video is very attractive. Does anyone know his real name?

Colleen Gibson, Saturday, 13 August 2005 08:36 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Ty Lattimore aka "Geir"

LeCoq (LeCoq), Saturday, 13 August 2005 08:43 (eleven years ago) Permalink

four years pass...

classic thread.

i wanna poll all the r kelly dancehall/fauxmaican stuff. what should be in there besides snake, slow wind, reggae bump bump, thoia thoing, maybe burn it up?

Ømår Littel (Jordan), Friday, 23 October 2009 18:49 (seven years ago) Permalink

burn it up is fauxrican

a warhol done painted my sister nell (The Reverend), Saturday, 24 October 2009 08:15 (seven years ago) Permalink

anyway SLOWWINDSLOWWINDSLOWWINDSLOWWINDSLOWWINDSLOWWINDSLOWWINDSLOWWINDSLOWWIND

a warhol done painted my sister nell (The Reverend), Saturday, 24 October 2009 08:15 (seven years ago) Permalink

YOU'RE A JAMAICAN QUEEN ohYEAH

a warhol done painted my sister nell (The Reverend), Saturday, 24 October 2009 08:16 (seven years ago) Permalink

I'M AN AMERICAN KING GIRL

a warhol done painted my sister nell (The Reverend), Saturday, 24 October 2009 08:16 (seven years ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

"Telling myself Im a playa so I keep tryna shake it off,
But I keep on seeing this big old house with a picket fence and a dog,
Never felt nothing like this,
Shes more than a mistress enough to handle my business,
Now put that girl in my kitchen,"

ahhh yeaah.

Cunga, Wednesday, 11 November 2009 22:00 (seven years ago) Permalink

nine months pass...

I still can't believe a dude who was arrested for having sexual relations with a 15 year old girl, including urinating on her, would name one of his songs "Number One"....

ý never promýsed you a Weingarten (San Te), Wednesday, 25 August 2010 00:52 (six years ago) Permalink

haha wow i never thought of it that way

good song iirc

max skim (k3vin k.), Wednesday, 25 August 2010 01:20 (six years ago) Permalink

I still can totally believe that he would write a song complaining to God about people on earth getting angry at him for urinating on a 15 year old girl, and include the line "so shower down on me, wet me with your love"

Teddybears.SHTML (sic), Wednesday, 25 August 2010 09:15 (six years ago) Permalink

haha holy shit.......

funky brewster (San Te), Wednesday, 25 August 2010 10:20 (six years ago) Permalink

three months pass...

is anyone else listening to Love Letter? right now i especially like the title track, Love Is (duet with K. Michelle), and radio message. there aren't a lot of classic r. kelly being r. kelly moments, but they're in here (e.g. the "a love letter christmas" remix)

/\/K/\/\, Thursday, 16 December 2010 03:26 (six years ago) Permalink

little bit of talk in the R&B thread

dig the title track too, and "radio message" and "when a woman loves" and especially "number 1 hit". rest is kinda all over the place and not really feeling the couple throwback joints after "when a woman loves"

k3vin k., Thursday, 16 December 2010 03:52 (six years ago) Permalink

so he has a song called "number one hit" a year after he had a single called "number one"? it's starting to verge on sad given how long it's been since he had a song hit #1 on any chart anywhere.

some dude, Thursday, 16 December 2010 04:01 (six years ago) Permalink

iirc song on last record called "be my #2" and a another loose track right before that (which i loved) called "#1 fan"

k3vin k., Thursday, 16 December 2010 04:05 (six years ago) Permalink

oh i guess i'm just lollin at all the numbers recently

k3vin k., Thursday, 16 December 2010 04:06 (six years ago) Permalink

'number one hit' is a great great song al

*plop*ism rules (deej), Thursday, 16 December 2010 04:06 (six years ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4KpwASavVEE

*plop*ism rules (deej), Thursday, 16 December 2010 04:06 (six years ago) Permalink

ship "number one hit" is a ~double entendre~

xp yeah and it rules

k3vin k., Thursday, 16 December 2010 04:06 (six years ago) Permalink

Love that leather coat.

would like a calmer set (Eazy), Thursday, 16 December 2010 04:07 (six years ago) Permalink

^^^incred performance

*plop*ism rules (deej), Thursday, 16 December 2010 04:07 (six years ago) Permalink

lol

"be my #2" is probably my favorite song kells has made in the past couple years, can't believe i forgot about that one. xpost

some dude, Thursday, 16 December 2010 04:07 (six years ago) Permalink

is anyone else listening to Love Letter? right now i especially like... Love Is (duet with K. Michelle)

― /\/K/\/\, Wednesday, December 15, 2010 9:26 PM (40 minutes ago) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

Played this album for the first time today, and then played this track on repeat about a dozen times.

Indexed, Thursday, 16 December 2010 04:09 (six years ago) Permalink

Oh, hey, that's a pea coat.

would like a calmer set (Eazy), Thursday, 16 December 2010 04:11 (six years ago) Permalink

you guys, i just picked up this album today and hoooollly shit, instant end-of-yr top ten material

so fucking good

this piece gets it right:
http://www.djbooth.net/index/albums/review/r-kelly-love-letter-12161001

i genuinely thought when i first joined that he was the admin (ilxor), Thursday, 16 December 2010 18:58 (six years ago) Permalink

yeah, was thinking along similar lines to that review. this album is v.v.g.

lex diamonds (lex pretend), Thursday, 16 December 2010 19:20 (six years ago) Permalink

how is an R. Kelly more palatable to you than a Chris Brown?

Pussysopink Likemykittysayinhello (Spinspin Sugah), Thursday, 16 December 2010 19:31 (six years ago) Permalink

one is v v talented and one is not?

The Reverend, Thursday, 16 December 2010 19:38 (six years ago) Permalink

i mean, both of them are total knobs, obv

The Reverend, Thursday, 16 December 2010 19:39 (six years ago) Permalink

i love love this so far

whitney from mtv's the city (tpp), Thursday, 16 December 2010 19:57 (six years ago) Permalink

http://i55.tinypic.com/pnxc.png

/\/K/\/\, Wednesday, 22 December 2010 01:24 (six years ago) Permalink

this album is so great! title track is my favorite thing he's done in years. lots of these songs sound like they should be hit singles -- wonder if any of them will succeed, or are they too out of step with the times?

swvl, Friday, 24 December 2010 18:25 (six years ago) Permalink

too out of step methinks ;_;

the stretch from "taxi cab" --> "radio message" --> "when a woman loves" --> "love is" is just one of the best things i've heard all year, just absolutely stunning

i genuinely thought when i first joined that he was the admin (ilxor), Friday, 24 December 2010 18:39 (six years ago) Permalink

yeah, that run is incredible. love the way the first four tracks flow, too. very well sequenced lp.

swvl, Friday, 24 December 2010 18:41 (six years ago) Permalink

"radio message" is so cheesy and so great

tears of a self-clowning oven (The Reverend), Friday, 31 December 2010 19:18 (six years ago) Permalink

I don't necessarily love this yet but I like it. have only had a few listens though. his voice sounds great, some of the material doesn't grab me as much as the rest. "Taxi Cab" is my favorite so far even if it is a bit incongruous with the rest.

O'Shea the Cubeman (San Te), Friday, 31 December 2010 19:39 (six years ago) Permalink

i like how "taxi cab" is one of the four or whatever mj tributes on the album but is secretly the best of them by avoiding the obvious/kinda played out off the wall/thriller moves and going for angsty bad-era balladry "dirty diana"-style

tears of a self-clowning oven (The Reverend), Friday, 31 December 2010 19:51 (six years ago) Permalink

first half is great, (as said before obviously) 2nd half doesn't interest me at all. the MJ tributes are sweet, i think he sounds more like MJ than Jackson on that new fake album.

Ludo, Friday, 31 December 2010 20:23 (six years ago) Permalink

love that

J0rdan S., Monday, 10 January 2011 18:22 (six years ago) Permalink

all it takes is one little kiss and that means STOP


she makes me wanna bop bop bop bop bobbadoodop

flutes & fucking mexican death horns (The Reverend), Monday, 10 January 2011 18:30 (six years ago) Permalink

nice!

fruit of the goon (k3vin k.), Monday, 10 January 2011 21:05 (six years ago) Permalink

<3 kellz

lex diamonds (lex pretend), Monday, 10 January 2011 21:20 (six years ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...

Will Oldham/Bonnie Prince Billy interviews R. Kelly, pretty good stuff

http://www.interviewmagazine.com/music/r-kelly/

basedketball (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Wednesday, 2 February 2011 17:01 (six years ago) Permalink

yeah, really liked that

J0rdan S., Wednesday, 2 February 2011 17:03 (six years ago) Permalink

here's will's version of "the world's greatest" that is mentioned in the interview:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UTrgF7Dakvw

basedketball (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Wednesday, 2 February 2011 17:04 (six years ago) Permalink

fantastic interview

Damn this thread seems so....different without ilxor (ilxor), Wednesday, 2 February 2011 17:05 (six years ago) Permalink

OLDHAM: Seven days on a boat . . .

KELLY: I met some interesting people. I met this lady, man. She reminded me of the lady from Titanic [1997]. She had written Broadway plays. She was, like, 81. But she was actually living on this boat.

OLDHAM: She had a suite?

KELLY: Yeah, she had a suite and she just traveled. But one night she got on the piano and started to play and we sat and drank and talked. Her spirit was unbeliev able. White lady. Martha something . . . Unbelievable lady. She took me back to her room and wanted me to meet her husband. Me and my guys all went. We had a ball on that boat, man.

Tim F, Wednesday, 2 February 2011 17:15 (six years ago) Permalink

:-)

flopson, Wednesday, 2 February 2011 17:17 (six years ago) Permalink

his also being a terrible person is indisputable at this point

Οὖτις, Monday, 17 July 2017 16:49 (one week ago) Permalink

Here's a charming Drew Millard piece from 2013.

grawlix (unperson), Monday, 17 July 2017 17:24 (one week ago) Permalink

wow that piece is amazingly terrible

nomar, Monday, 17 July 2017 17:27 (one week ago) Permalink

matt otm about dero

kelly's music unfortunately is great. i defintely have been a lot less invested in him and his work after these stories started to become more and more numerous tho. seems like a monster

k3vin k., Monday, 17 July 2017 18:07 (one week ago) Permalink

Never liked a note this guy made. To think even early on people were comparing him to Prince...

Josh in Chicago, Monday, 17 July 2017 18:09 (one week ago) Permalink

That Millard piece is a gigantic pile of horseshit.

this iphone speaks many languages (DJP), Monday, 17 July 2017 18:18 (one week ago) Permalink

I belieeeeeve he should diiiie

the Rain Man of nationalism. (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 17 July 2017 18:33 (one week ago) Permalink

ugh what a psycho. I've loved his music since I was a youngster but I'm fine putting it aside. pretty hard to separate the art from the artist at this point.

down that brown path (Spottie), Monday, 17 July 2017 18:57 (one week ago) Permalink

Separating the art from the man becomes virtually impossible given how much of it is about sex.

Matt DC, Monday, 17 July 2017 19:02 (one week ago) Permalink

yea

down that brown path (Spottie), Monday, 17 July 2017 19:06 (one week ago) Permalink

for sure. it would be difficult to separate this sort of thing for any artist but R. comes off as an insane freak on nearly everything he does which makes it downright impossible.

frogbs, Monday, 17 July 2017 19:12 (one week ago) Permalink

Separating the art from the man becomes virtually impossible given how much of it is about sex.

yeah he is kind of unusual in this respect, usually artists are more circumspect or obfuscatory (or, dare I say it, artistic) but he doesn't seem to bother

Οὖτις, Monday, 17 July 2017 19:27 (one week ago) Permalink

like Spector's got some abusive material in his catalog, but he doesn't have songs that are literally about shooting women (see also James Brown, Michael Jackson, etc.)

Οὖτις, Monday, 17 July 2017 19:28 (one week ago) Permalink

well he has one that is about hitting women but yeah

akm, Monday, 17 July 2017 19:33 (one week ago) Permalink

right

Οὖτις, Monday, 17 July 2017 19:35 (one week ago) Permalink

sterling's initial reaction on the teenie pron thread is still one of the most O_O things i've seen on ilx

― nomar, Monday, 17 July 2017 15:27 (four hours ago) Permalink

Dude!!

Listen to my homeboy Fantano (D-40), Monday, 17 July 2017 19:57 (one week ago) Permalink

well this is certainly a take

So... R. Kelly is in a polyamorous, dom/sub relationship with multiple consenting adult women. This is alarming why? https://t.co/V0HNSIIRzs

— ElizabethNolanBrown (@ENBrown) July 17, 2017

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Monday, 17 July 2017 20:48 (one week ago) Permalink

no one needed that

ToddBonzalez (BradNelson), Monday, 17 July 2017 20:50 (one week ago) Permalink

ah yes, the "naive people should be taken advantage of" school of libertarian commentator

mh, Monday, 17 July 2017 20:51 (one week ago) Permalink

The one place I"m seeing completely different comments is on the FB posts from Windy City Live, the popular Chicago morning show.

Eazy, Monday, 17 July 2017 21:46 (one week ago) Permalink

Robbie Gold you can't argue with women who take off there clothes causes man to fall they always play the vitamin. That's why man have this problem because women are the cause they don't wanna cover up there bodies. Makes no sense some women these are not ladies but strippers

Eazy, Monday, 17 July 2017 21:52 (one week ago) Permalink

they always play the vitamin

Neanderthal, Monday, 17 July 2017 21:54 (one week ago) Permalink

why you always gotta play the vitamin

Οὖτις, Monday, 17 July 2017 21:54 (one week ago) Permalink

Vitamin-blaming

Eazy, Monday, 17 July 2017 22:00 (one week ago) Permalink

The terrifying thing is that that post was edited

this iphone speaks many languages (DJP), Monday, 17 July 2017 22:03 (one week ago) Permalink

"wait I got something wrong"
*erases "victim", types "vitamin"*
"PERFECT"

this iphone speaks many languages (DJP), Monday, 17 July 2017 22:04 (one week ago) Permalink

sterling's initial reaction on the teenie pron thread is still one of the most O_O things i've seen on ilx

― nomar, Monday, 17 July 2017 15:27 (four hours ago) Permalink

Dude!!

― Listen to my homeboy Fantano (D-40), Monday, July 17, 2017 12:57 PM (two hours ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

oh wow.

-_- (jim in vancouver), Monday, 17 July 2017 22:07 (one week ago) Permalink

libertarians basically exist to provide bad ppl with the justification for their horrible deeds

(The Other) J.D. (J.D.), Monday, 17 July 2017 22:09 (one week ago) Permalink

yeesh, sterling being a super fucking creep. is he still lingering around ILX or is he in prison now

akm, Monday, 17 July 2017 22:15 (one week ago) Permalink

sterling also wrote a piece for the village voice where he dismissively compared the case against kelly to ken starr going after bill clinton

(The Other) J.D. (J.D.), Monday, 17 July 2017 22:17 (one week ago) Permalink

the way ilxor was a safe space for old dudes to talk about young women on those teen pop threads was always so fucking creepy to me

kurt schwitterz, Monday, 17 July 2017 22:25 (one week ago) Permalink

sterling isn't that old, he was at Cal the same time I was if not slightly later...oh maybe I am old. anyway it doesn't make him not a creep.

akm, Monday, 17 July 2017 22:41 (one week ago) Permalink

Sterl is a pretty sharp guy about a lot of other things on ILX and still posts occasionally. I would assume he's fully ashamed of his R Kelly defenses? He never struck me as creepy whenever I ran into him in person.

El Tomboto, Monday, 17 July 2017 23:07 (one week ago) Permalink

Slate interview with DeRogatis. Here's the crucial quote, for me:

How long did you work on the story?
Nine months. It came to me in early November.

What was the reporting process like? Was most of that time spent trying to get people to talk?
Most of that time was spent, post–Hulk Hogan and Gawker, finding a media outlet that was willing to run it. I’ve been working with BuzzFeed since Wednesday afternoon, and those were 12-plus–hour days every single day until this morning.

grawlix (unperson), Wednesday, 19 July 2017 11:22 (one week ago) Permalink

Yeah, that's pretty telling.

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 19 July 2017 14:13 (one week ago) Permalink

Sterl is a pretty sharp guy about a lot of other things on ILX and still posts occasionally. I would assume he's fully ashamed of his R Kelly defenses? He never struck me as creepy whenever I ran into him in person.

― El Tomboto, Monday, July 17, 2017 4:07 PM (two days ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

because you never broached the topic of having sex with minors?

-_- (jim in vancouver), Wednesday, 19 July 2017 17:55 (one week ago) Permalink

Typically the icebreaker I lead with.

Jeff, Wednesday, 19 July 2017 18:06 (one week ago) Permalink

What is the thread you guys are talking about?

President Keyes, Wednesday, 19 July 2017 18:15 (one week ago) Permalink

R. Kelly busted for teenie pr0n

-_- (jim in vancouver), Wednesday, 19 July 2017 18:16 (one week ago) Permalink

Sterl's position appears to be that consent laws are arbitrary when it comes to age

Οὖτις, Wednesday, 19 July 2017 18:19 (one week ago) Permalink

tbf they are pretty arbitrary but most reasonable people err on the side of protecting potential victims

Οὖτις, Wednesday, 19 July 2017 18:20 (one week ago) Permalink

How old is fifteen really?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=75XKGVwGEt4

dance cum rituals (Moka), Wednesday, 19 July 2017 20:37 (one week ago) Permalink

This underage sex cult news has been around for years btw... Back in 2013 there was an article on villagevoice of how R Kelly had a large amount of civil and criminal lawsuits that have been filed by girls aged 13-16 that he has been acquitted for by the justice system or settled out of court for (presumably) large sums of money and how allegedly Kelly had the girls recruit other girls their age (13-16) and had sex with many of them. Sad it took so many years to confirm the story.

dance cum rituals (Moka), Wednesday, 19 July 2017 20:42 (one week ago) Permalink

today on Facebook R Kelly (or at least, his team) shared an interesting picture of him with Nelson Mandela comparing their struggles through adversity

boxedjoy, Wednesday, 19 July 2017 21:02 (one week ago) Permalink

ffs

Universal LULU Nation (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Wednesday, 19 July 2017 21:06 (one week ago) Permalink

woman denying she is being coerced:

http://www.cnn.com/2017/07/19/entertainment/joycelyn-savage-r-kelly-father/?iid=ob_homepage_deskrecommended_pool

akm, Thursday, 20 July 2017 04:23 (six days ago) Permalink

"I haven't been in contact because..."

albvivertine, Thursday, 20 July 2017 04:33 (six days ago) Permalink

When asked about her current whereabouts, if she has roommates, or if she’s free to leave, however, all she would say is “I wouldn’t want to speak on that.”
http://www.stereogum.com/1952502/r-kellys-alleged-captive-speaks-out/video/

niels, Thursday, 20 July 2017 08:22 (six days ago) Permalink

Sounds legit

albvivertine, Thursday, 20 July 2017 11:21 (six days ago) Permalink


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