R. Kelly makes a casting call
In the summer of 2005, Kelly released the first five chapters of Trapped in the Closet as music videos, each ending with a cliffhanger, on MTV and BET. Unable to contain his genius, Kelly introduced a sixth chapter for the MTV Video Music Awards in 2005 and an additional six chapters on DVD in 2006.
Next to K-Fed's rap career, Trapped in the Closet is one of the greatest acts of unintentional comedy to be unleashed on the music-listening public in the past several years. His commentary track is comedy gold, and the chapters have been parodied by Jimmy Kimmel, South Park, SNL, MADtv, Upright Citizens Brigrade and Weird Al. Even his fans have referred to the "hip-hopera" as the "Plan 9 of music videos."
There's been speculation about the future chapters of Trapped in the Closet since the 2006 DVD release. The last chapter ends on the cliffhanging note - "I'm sorry, girl, but that ho was me..." It was rumored that a Fox series was in the works, and Kelly had promised up to 20 chapters.
The casting call for Closet's 13th chapter is looking for some African-American oldsters, a Caucasian male with a mafia look and a 20-member choir. I can't wait for the mafia to turn up on the scene. It gives R. Kelly all the more reason to rhyme "Beretta" with "dresser" again. (See Chapter One.)