And the hip h-opera continues.
When R. Kelly announced the resurrection of his runaway hit hip h-opera, Trapped in the Closet, he wasn't kidding. Kells recently revealed that he's already written a whopping 30 new chapters in the series.
"In four weeks, I just did 30 chapters of Trapped in the Closet and I'm proud of it; I'm very excited about it because it took on a life of its own. It took me over," he said in an interview with MTV News.
The original run of Trapped in the Closet featured 22 chapters that ran from 2005 to 2007. The first five were included on the album TP.3 Reloaded and all 22 were filmed as a series of video vignettes that have been released on DVD.
"I'm so glad to know there are a lot of fans still waiting to find out what the package is, and I'm coming, you guys," Kelly said, referencing one of the series' still unresolved threads.
The Pied Piper of R&B, who recently released his autobiography, Soulacoster: The Diary of Me, and a new album, Write Me Back, said inspiration to write more volumes of Trapped in the Closet took control of him like a leashed dog dragging its master.
"This is what Trapped in the Closet is doing for me right now, it's kind of pulling me. It has pulled me, and there are a lot of cliff hangers, a lot of different chapters, and other characters that have created themselves in the story," he said. "It's very, very off the damn chain."
The new chapters don't yet have a release date, but are planned to air on IFC.
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