R. Kelly wants to confuse Broadway with “Trapped In The Closet” - Reverb

R. Kelly wants to confuse Broadway with “Trapped In The Closet” (video)

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Were the first 23 chapters of R. Kelly’s self-described hip hopera, “Trapped In The Closet,” hilarious, or way over everyone’s heads, genius or just really stupid? Well, it’s been about seven years since the first installment and no one is really sure what to think.

Maybe it will make more sense on Broadway.

The superstar R&B artist announced Monday that he’s had an offer to turn what could be the “Rocky Horror Picture Show” of hip-hop into a Broadway play, according to the Associated Press.

Hey, if the South Park creators can win nine Tony Awards and U2 can make a Spiderman musical, who’s to count R. Kelly out? Maybe Sir Ian McKellen will be cast to play Pimp Lucius.

People here in Colorado are sure to be ready for it. The Denver Film Center on Colfax even hosts “Trapped in the Closet” sing-a-longs.

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Matt Miller is a Colorado-based writer and the new managing editor of Reverb.