At last night’s Trapped in the Closet New York City premiere, R. Kelly announced that he would like to turn the hit R&B opera into a musical, reports Vulture.
I’m oddly excited about this. Just last week I found myself scouring YouTube to find the hidden gems of R. Kelly’s first chapters. I forgot how insanely funny this story is, and I think it could easily be translated for the stage. R. Kelly seems to be in on the joke as well and is having a lot of fun twisiting his old story lines. At the premiere, he referred to himself as an “alien” in character as Sylvester and said that his super power of choice would be to “heal the world.”
R. Kelly also apologized for making Trapped in the Closet fans wait five years for new material. There are already another 85 chapters on the way, and a musical version should really get fans excited.