R Kelly: ‘I’ve written 32 new chapters for ‘Trapped In The Closet”

The singer is now looking for money to record them

R Kelly has revealed that he has written 32 new chapters for his ‘hip-hopera’ ‘Trapped In The Closet’.

The cult song series has already got 22 chapters, which were released from 2005-2007. R Kelly explained to TMZ that he needs funding in order to record the 32 new segments of the song cycle. He said:

It costs a lot of money to do… so we’re actually looking for investors.

Earlier this month the R&B star announced that he will embark on a Love Letter Cruise in October 2012.


The controversial singer will take off on the five-day Caribbean jaunt next year – with tickets ranging in price from $999 (£645) to $2,999 (£1,930) – with onboard entertainment set to include gigs, salsa lessons and fashion shows.

R Kelly promoted the Love Letter Cruise on his Twitter account and seemed to hint that the trip would be repeated every year, telling his fans: “Come aboard and join me as I sail away on my first annual Love Letter Cruise.”

Earlier this year, R Kelly revealed that he had decided to call his new studio album ‘Black Panties’. He claimed that new LP will see him return to the sound of his 1993 debut solo record ’12 Play’ and will be an “R&B-like thriller album”.