It's tough to gauge an artist's intentions. How can you? You don't know what they were thinking when they hopped in the booth. (And anyway, does it even matter?) That said, we here at Complex sleep a little better at night believing that, say, when R. Kelly made his epic "Trapped in the Closet" series, he intended to make us laugh. At least a little bit. For real, you mean to tell us, he meant for us to watch scenes like this with a straight face?
But we can't say the same for a lot of other R&B songs. In a genre best known for earnest serenades about love and lust, there's very little room for jokes. But that doesn't stop a few from slipping through. Some songs, despite their seemingly sincere origins, turn out to be extremely funny. To that end, we've collected 25 of the most unintentionally funny R&B songs.