R.Kelly Announces 'Black Panties' Release Date

New album due out this November

R. Kelly performs in Chicago.
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R. Kelly performs in Chicago.
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R. Kelly is readying his 12th album, Black Panties, due out November 11, reports MissInfo.tv. The singer recently revealed the album's release date during a listening session in Atlanta with Revolt TV and got candid about the album-making process. 

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"Some people are talented, and some people are gifted," he said. "I'd like to be known as one of those people who is gifted. I took tragedy and somehow turned it into triumph." He goes on to say that his story is a complicated one involving women, sex, money and clubs, and compares his experience to football. "Much like the guy that catches the football, he runs," he said." "I feel like I got that ball in my hands still, I'm still running."

R. Kelly has been quite productive over the last year-and-a-half. In 2012, he released Write Me Love, an album inspired by classic soul as well as chapters 23 - 33 of his much beloved Trapped in the Closet series, which debuted on IFC last November. This past summer, he released the first single from Black Panties "My Story" featuring 2 Chainz