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10/17/2012 12:15 pm ET

'Trapped In The Closet' Chapter 23 Released: IFC Puts Clip Of R. Kelly's Rap Opera Online (VIDEO)

"If this hasn't taught you nothing else, it's taught you that everybody's got a closet, and their own problems that need solving." So begins the Chapter 23 of "Trapped in the Closet," R. Kelly's impeccable rap opera.

IFC released a new clip of the amazing series, and it is safe to say that Kels has not lost his touch when it comes to delivering the trials and tribulations of Sylvester, Cathy, Rufus, Twan, Gwendolyn, Big Man, Lucius the Pimp in slant rhyme.

"Could this be another case of what goes around comes back around, and what goes up must come -- well, y'all have heard the saying y'all get the point," Kelly continues. "Let me get back to the story, because these next chapters of 'Trapped in the Closet' are going to be so crazy." (As if there's any doubt!)

As we reported yesterday, 20 more chapters of the breathtaking series have been filmed, and Kelly says they will be released the day after Thanksgiving. And because IFC felt like making your day, they've posted the first 22 chapters for free viewing on their website.

Watch the new chapter above. Relive the magic below, but first: If you need any proof that "Trapped" is indeed a national treasure, allow us to remind you that it resulted in a happy real-life marriage, between the actors who played Cathy and Rufus.

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