Pull up a chair, get some popcorn and relish in all of Kellz!
In addition to his recent, telling, GQ story about his controversial past, R. Kelly gave the magazine a surprisingly long, detailed history of his life, in song.
While taking pictures for their feature, the R&B King was asked to sit in front of the camera and sing a few lines about his life. But instead, he delivered a 45-minute recap of his life through storytelling and singing. He recounts being shot while riding his bike as a kid, performing in front of McDonald’s, and his move to Venice Beach. In one memorable scene, Kellz is on the verge of tears describing his mother’s final moments.
“I said I promise you mama, no matter what, by any means necessary, I will be one of the best singers, songwriters this world has ever seen,” said an emotional Kellz. “I made my mom that promise, and I am still on a journey today to fulfill that promise.”
Watch R. Kelly share his joy and pain through song below.
If you can’t sit through all 45 minutes, you can watch the abridged version of his memoirs below.