This week, R. Kelly's newest album Black Panties finally hit stores. It's been twenty years now since he dropped his debut album, 12 Play. In that time, we've learned a lot about the guy. Based on most everything you hear, he a very different type of person. He is, for starters, more expressive of his interest in sex than most other people. We have heard about allegations that have been made against that wish we had not heard about: sex with minors, child pornography. But he has never been convicted of those crimes. So basically, the only things that we can be absolutely sure of is that he was born and raised in Chicago, he likes leather, and he is a musical genius, the writer of songs like "I Believe I Can Fly" and "Down Low" and "Ignition (Remix)" and "Trapped in the Closet."
As far as "But what is R. Kelly really like?" though, that's one of the great mysteries of contemporary music. He is an enigma. But most everyone who knows R. Kelly, or who has even met him, comes away with a memorable anecdote. Some of them are funny, some of them are disturbing. But all of these, at least, are publishable. Here are 9 Crazy Stories About R. Kelly.