R. Kelly Writes 32 More Chapters of 'Trapped in the Closet'

Singer seeks backing for next phase of his video 'hip-hopera'

December 21, 2011 1:50 PM ET
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R. Kelly attends the premiere of Chapters 13-22 of 'Trapped In The Closet' at the IFC Center in New York City.
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R. Kelly says that he has written 32 more chapters of Trapped in the Closet, the singer's video "hip-hopera." Now he's looking for financial backing.

"It costs a lot of money to do," the R&B singer told TMZ. "We're actually looking for investors."

Kelly got plenty of attention when he released the first 22 chapters of the saga between 2005 and 2007, which he wrote and produced; they featured infidelity, gunshots and a fighting midget, among other plot twists. The "I Believe I Can Fly" singer is already looking at a busy new year: he is scheduled to headline a musical cruise called the "Love Letter Cruise" in October 2012, for which prices run from $999 to $2999. He is also currently recovering from throat surgery while working on his autobiography, Soula Coaster: The Diary of Me, which does not have a publish date set.

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