R. Kelly's "Trapped in the Closet" video-musical saga would return in time for Thanksgiving this year, so the singer confirmed. In a recent interview with TIME, the "I Believe I Can Fly" hitmaker revealed that the latest chapter of the much-talked-about saga was just around the corner and he would release it on Black Friday, November 23 to be exact.
"We just shot 20 chapters. They'll be coming out the day after Thanksgiving," so the R&B veteran revealed when asked if he was still working on another installment of "Trapped in the Closet". He then claimed, "Trapped in the Closet is forever. I've got like a hundred chapters to come."
To be titled "Oh Shit!", the next chapter of "Trapped in the Closet" will pick up where the series left off in 2007 with the spread of a mysterious "package." It is expected to present some plot twists and bring back some familiar characters as Rufus, Cathy, Gwendolyn, Bridget, Big Man, Rosie the Nosy Neighbor, Twan and Pimp Lucius. The new series will be unveiled on the Independent Film Channel.
First released in 2005, "Trapped in the Closet" is a series of songs, which consists of 22 whole chapter, by R. Kelly. Each chapter has its own accompanying music video, which boasts different storyline of the song. All the clips follow one another in terms of continuity. The last chapter was released in August 2007, but Kelly stated at the time that there was a possibility that he would unleash more chapters in the future.
In addition to dishing on his video saga, Kelly discussed his new album "Black Panties", which will be dropped Stateside sometime in 2013. Explaining that it would focus more on sex than romance, he said, "I decided to go back and do an old-school R. Kelly album like '12 Play'. That's pretty much what it's going to be, focusing on more of the bedroom ballads. I like to give people variety and I just gave them two years of romance albums and soul."
"Trapped in the Closet" - "Oh Shit!" Trailer: