The strides R. Kelly has made in the music industry are pretty impressive. The Chicago-native has innovated the narrative story-line in R&B, grabbed a few Grammys in the process, and sold close to 40 million records. But ever since he came on the scene in the early '90s with Public Announcement, R. Kelly has been ahead of the curve in departments other than music.

Robert's fashion choices throughout the years have always had their critics. Whether it's "What is he wearing?" or "What the fuck is dude wearing?" Kellz is always a topic of sartorial discussion. Today, we propose that R. Kelly's style risks that had people doing double-takes actually set what we see on the runway and streets today. Step into our time capsule and let the Pied Piper lead you to stylish salvation as we prove How R. Kelly Predicted Today's Style Trends.

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