Despite all the negative press and attention that surrounds R. Kelly at this point in his life– just yesterday it was reported that the r’n’b singer had sex with an underage Aaliyah in front of his entourage, and that’s barely scratching the surface of sexual allegations waged against the elder singer– he continues to persist, and act like everything is fine and dandy.
To the effect, he’s decided to ring in the New Year by giving his “day one fans” music. Singling out day one fans here is a strategic choice that is clearly reflected in the record too– he waxes on about how much his fans appreciate him and his music (slight ego involved, but it is R. Kelly), and how many of them had children “born to my music.”
He released the song with a message on twitter, saying that a new album would be coming soon. “Happy New Year to my Day One Fans! I’ve seen y’all comments asking about new music…I got you! Album coming soon; Trust!,” he wrote. In the meantime, you can look forward (or something) to the Lifetime docuseries centered on the singer and the many allegations against him, titled, Surviving R. Kelly.
Thoughts on the song? Or R. Kelly in general? Let us know.
Oh, I’ve heard em tell me boy you are gifted
And some of have even said your music is uplifting
I’ve heard people say that come what may, you are the king
And it feels good to hear them say
Your music has touched me