It's been over a decade since R. Kelly was arrested on child pornography charges and over 5 years since he was acquitted of all 14 counts — but it seems like the "Trapped in the Closet" singer just can't shake his sordid past.
On December 10, when the 46-year-old held an #AskRKelly Twitter Q&A, his fans (haters?) made it clear they're not ready to forgive and forget. We won't post the tweets here for reasons of sensitivity, but you can peruse the best (worst?) questions on Straight From the A. To sum it up, the R&B singer opened the door for a flood of #funnynotfunny tweets about his controversial past.
Many are wondering why R. Kelly's team would let something like this happen in the first place, and it seems like they thought it would be a good way to promote his latest album, Black Panties, which was released on Tuesday. It was also just revealed that Kelly is planning 10 all-new chapters to his infamous hip-hopera Trapped in the Closet — but if the cyber backlash is any indication, Kelly's going to be trapped in the doghouse for a whole lot longer.
Kelly doesn't appear to have responded to any of the caustic tweets, but in a surprisingly bold move he held another round of #AskRKelly on December 13. Maybe he still believes he can fly?
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