R. Kelly’s drama-filled R&B soap opera Trapped in the Closet is headed to IFC with new chapters set to begin airing in 2014. Everyone from Rosie the Nosy Neighbor to Pimp Lucius are returning with “more secrets, infidelity and unyielding passion to save their relationships,” according to a press release. The channel will start showing the salacious tale’s 33 previous chapters on December 7th at 5:15 p.m. EST. All 33 are also currently streaming on IFC’s website.
When he hasn’t been writing new stories for Trapped, Kelly has been keeping a busy schedule recently. In addition to collaborations with Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber and Bruno Mars, Kelly’s releasing his 12th studio album, Black Panties, on December 10th (though the album is streaming now). The 13-track album signals a return to form of sorts for the singer – with autobiographical songs and others proclaiming he’s a sex genius – and it is a musical departure from the classic soul and R&B LPs he had been putting out most recently, 2010’s Love Letter and 2012’s Write Me Back. “I love that I can play around with all types of music,” Kelly recently told Rolling Stone. “I did Love Letter and Write Me Back and those were fun albums for me to do, because they took me back to music I love. But I wanted to change lanes with this new album and remind people of the TP-2.com and 12 Play style of music I can do – ‘Kellz music!'”
Kelly even made time to conceive of a few songs for Rolling Stone about bizarre subjects like “Sex Dolphin” and “Italian Hero Sandwich of Love.” His a cappella creations were so compelling, a DJ even remixed them.