Who could forget R. Kelly's stroke of sheer soap operatic brilliance back in 2005 when, out of nowhere, the R&B singer released a curious song series called "Trapped in the Closet"? Sure, much of it was fairly standard -- one-night stands, sex, and lies -- but it was the truly bizarre -- a neighbor with a spatula, a midget who battles with incontinence -- that kept us captivated for the 22 chapters Kelly would eventually release, and catapulted the series from to entertaining to epic. It also sparked a number of parodies, from "Saturday Night Live" to "South Park."
Now Kelly says he's back with more of his beloved "hip hopera" -- his terminology, not ours -- with a whopping 32 new chapters. The 44-year-old "I Believe I Can Fly" singer told TMZ that he's game to film nearly three dozen new chapters, but not without a little funding first.
"It costs a lot of money to do... so we're actually looking for investors," Kelly said.
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