R. Kelly's forthcoming album Black Panties is out December 10 and, in anticipation, of its release the singer has launched a new fan hotline. When you call the number in the image above, you're given the option to join a mobile list to receive eight messages a month from the singer. The content of the messages are a mystery for now. Perhaps song snippets, like the ones he's unearthed on Instagram? What isn't a secret, however, is that if you don't sign up for the messages, you receive an automated text after you hang up asking if you still want to subscribe. The sign-off? "Consent is not required." Whether that means you're going to get phone missives from the Pied Piper whether you agreed to receive them or not is unclear, but his people might have wanted to run that clause by a copywriter anyway.

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