This. Is. Awesome. R&B genius R. Kelly is set to add more installments to the saga of Sylvester, Twan, Pimp Lucius and the rest of the Trapped in the Closet gang this year — and they'll premiere on the Independent Film Channel when he's finished.
"The Alien is back and It has brought friends along. When I first began experiencing the unknown journey of writing Trapped in the Closet I knew after the first chapter that I had tapped into something that was not of this earth. And being the nosy person that I am, I, more than anyone, wanted to know what the second chapter would be," he told Rolling Stone in a statement.
"And now here we are at chapter 23, trapped in the million dollar question -- what the hell is the package? Well ladies and gentlemen not only am I ready to reveal what the package is, but I have many more chapters to share. I hope you're as excited as I am. Ok Trapped in the Closet fans put on your seatbelts 'cause Trapped in the Closet is coming to take you away."
We can't wait! Kelly first introduced the "hip hopera" in 2005 with five chapters. The five-minute clips were an instant cult hit, leading him to create 22 total chapters that were all, basically, the most hilarious things ever — mostly because it didn't seem like Kelly was aware how hilarious they are.
Word on the street is that he wants to create another 32 installments in the series, taking Trapped in the Closet to a staggering 55 chapters. That would break some sort of record, right?
In other Kelly news: His ex-wife, Angela Kelly, is set to star with the exes of Eddie Murphy, Will Smith, Jose Canseco and Prince in the upcoming VH1 reality series Hollywood Exes, set for air this summer.
"These five women, who have all been friends for years and in some cases for as long as 20 years, want to show the world they are more than just a trophy wife with a pretty face," according to a VH1 press release. "They want to establish themselves as independent, successful women and bring relevance and honor to themselves separate from their very famous exes… even if there is a little drama along the way."
We're so watching this, if only to find out what sort of craziness Angela reveals about her scandalous ex. Bring it on!
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