Fans of rap and high-art can finally rejoice: R. Kelly plans to bring his infamous “hip-hopera” Trapped in the Closet to Broadway in the near future.
Speaking at a Q&A session last night in New York, Kelly revelled in the success of the series, “I don’t have a job, so I sit in the studio all the time and think of stupid stuff to do. And this is just something stupid I’ve done that’s been successful. I’m having a lot of fun with it.”
Unbeknownst to me, Kelly has kept the series alive since the initial twelve chapters debuted in 2005. An additional 10 episodes where filmed in 2007, with more premiering this month on the Independent Film Channel.
On a frightening note, the rapper indicated that he has a mind-boggling 85 chapters ready to go, including a section that takes place on a Maury Povich-esq talk show. “Trapped in the Closet is pretty much forever. I’ve got a leash on this thing now”, warned Kelly to the press in attendance. “I’m not going to leave you guys hanging five years again for the next chapter.”
Trapped in the Closet ‘s continuing adventures are now airing on IFC.
Source: Rolling Stone