By Sowmya Krishnamurthy
R. Kelly is back with new music. Enlisting some help from 2 Chainz, the Chicago singer drops “My Story,” the first single from his forthcoming 12th album Black Panties. Recounting Kellz’s rags-to-riches tale, “My Story” features the crooner singing about how he ended up rocking “Versace shirts.”
R.Kelly premiered the song live at this year’s 2013 BET Awards, shares where he also performed a surprise set with a medley of his most famous hits including “I Wish,” “When A Woman’s Fed Up” and “Ignition (Remix).”
Celebrities in the house like Nicki Minaj and Jamie Foxx enjoyed the trip down memory lane. “R Kelly gave us a quick 10 seconds of straight bangers and he didn’t even pull out the trapped in the closet” tweeted the McCourty Twins, while Black Canseco added, “R. Kelly got a catalog… i think that’s what he tryna to remind the kiddies.” Kellz closed with a short version of his hook to The Notorious B.I.G.’s “F—ing You Tonight.”
Recently, the singer also performed a lengthy set as headliner of the Pitchfork Music Festival. Vice shared that the self-proclaimed “King of R&B” performed a jaw-dropping 38 songs.