Stephen A. Smith Suggests R. Kelly Has Some of the Best Sex Songs: 'It's Okay Now Because He's in Jail'

Smith was hesitant to bring up R. Kelly when asked what the best love-making music is but thinks it's okay because he's a convicted sex offender behind bars now.

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During the latest episode of his eponymous show, Stephen A. Smith suggested that R. Kelly has made some of the best songs to have sex to and it's okay to say so because he's in prison now.

"The best sex song, he's asking me that, oh man... It's a few of them," he said at the 37:50 point of the episode, as seen above when responding to tweets sent in by fans. "Listen, it's a few, I can't give you one. I loved Troop, 'All I Do is Think of You,' it's an oldie right there. 'A House is Not a Home' by Luther Vandross, we can't ignore that. You talking to an old school brother right here, but trust me, take notes, take lessons. I kind of am experienced [with] something like this. Just trust me on this okay? I kind of know this, alright? Teddy Pendergrass, 'Turn off the Lights.' I mean, that's a nice one, that's a nice one. 'Adore,' Prince. We can't go wrong with that."

From there, he shifted his attention to R. Kelly, the 56-year-old disgraced Chicago singer who is currently serving time in prison following his 2022 conviction for sex trafficking, child pornography, and sexual exploitation of a minor. He is serving 31 years imprisonment and isn't scheduled for release until December 2045, at which point he will be 86 years old.

"I don't want to bring up R. Kelly, but I think it's okay now because he's in jail now. If he was not in jail it would not be okay, because he's getting away with stuff, but now that they finally got his ass and he's in jail it's okay to bring up R. Kelly music now," Smith continued. "'Dedicated' was a beautiful song, okay. 'Your Body's Calling,' that was another one, okay? 12 Play couldn't be ignored, there's a few by R. Kelly. 'Honey Love,' there's a few by R. Kelly. We can't act like we don't know that, all right? So there's quite a few, you know."

After the segment started to circulate on social media, many fans pointed out that it's not, in fact, okay to recommend R. Kelly's music. Others were just in awe of the rollercoaster Smith took his viewers on with the segment, which later pivots to dietary advice for when you're planning to take things to the bedroom.

The most unhinged 5 seconds ever

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Heroism. Similar in its ramping-up to Texas Chainsaw Massacre in that it gets ever more intense until the final crescendo, then out; no denouement. A true thrill ride.

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also just when I thought “it’s fine to bring up R Kelly because he’s in jail now” would be the wildest part of this clip, we get the final act, where he pivots (honestly surprisingly seamlessly) to dietary advice

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for the record, it is NOT ok. @stephenasmith

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oh my god. i need to see inside the control room. immediately.

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Kelly was also sentenced to 20 years in prison for child sex crimes in New York earlier this year. He will serve that sentence concurrently with his 30-year sentence in Chicago.

Smith did have some other suggestions, though. "Jodeci, 'Cry for You.' We can't ignore that. I mean, I'm giving you something," he added. "I don't know all of them... I mean, I actually do but I don't want to give it all to you. But trust me, the options that I gave you, those work, those work."

He also used the opportunity to offer some advice on using music for love-making.

"See you can't just play the song if she was cooking and she ain't feeling lovey-dovey, and you play the music and stuff like that but then you step to her with the music and stuff," he said. "You might even get it! Here's the problem, here's the problem. You just getting sex and you just giving sex, you ain't making love and if you ain't making love you don't need to be asking questions like this, you understand me? ... Now if you just trying to get some that's different, but if you trying to show her what she is worth to you, music matters."

Beyond music, he said that it's important to watch what you eat too. "Dim the lights, do not eat more than a salad before you get loose because if you get her ready but then you all bloated that's a problem," he said. "You might belch, you might pass gas, you might not feel your vibrant self... and drink water! It assists with fluidity, you know what I'm talking about."

Smith's latest sex advice comes (no pun intended) a week after he declared Sunday the "worst day of the week to be horny."

Watch the whole episode of The Stephen A. Smith Show above.

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