R. Kelly kicked off his “Single Ladies Tour” this weekend and he spoke with TIME for a brief interview about the trek, music, next album and romance vs. sex. The word has been out that the R&B King was planning to shoot the continuation of his famous ‘Trapped In The Closet’ series, but he has now announced the filming is already done, and the release is coming this Thanksgiving!
Are you working on another installment of Trapped In The Closet?
We just shot 20 chapters. They’ll be coming out the day after Thanksgiving. Trapped in the Closet is forever. I’ve got like a hundred chapters to come.
You just came out with an album very recently, but you’re already working on another. Will you perform any brand-new material on the tour?
I definitely will perform some surprise songs. I have a new song that I want to introduce to the audience—I can’t give you everything, but I got a new song.
What’s the difference between sexual music and romantic music?
Romance is—take Jackie Wilson for example, I was just listening to him the other day, [sings] “To be loved…”—that makes you feel romantic. Music is very powerful and can make you feel whatever it is. If you listen to gospel you’re going to feel thankful and you’re going to want to call up people that you hate and tell them that you love them. When you listen to sexual music, it gets you in the mood. When you hear romantic music, it makes you want to take your girl out to dinner or buy her something or take her out in the moonlight or take her on a walk.
Which do you hope people want to do after they come see a concert from this tour?
I hope that they walk out feeling the music and want to go home and make love and get married—or stay married.
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