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It was 5years ago since our Holiday Concert Series artist R. Kelly, left off in his “Trapped in the Closet” series at episode 22.  After a five-year hiatus since he dropped the last installation, Kells is back with the 23rd chapter of “Trapped in the Closet”.

The newly released trailer finds him perched on a chair in storytelling position, all suited-up and looking pretty comical. He vows that “these next chapters of ‘Trapped in the Closet’ is gonna be so crazy,” and proceeds to get us caught up with his characters since we last saw them. 

In early August he told MTV News that 30 new chapters had already been written. “I’m so glad to know there are a lot of fans still waiting to find out what the package is, and I’m coming, you guys,” he said. “In four weeks, I just did 30 chapters of ‘Trapped in the Closet’ and I’m proud of it; I’m very excited about it because it took on a life of its own. It took me over.” 

The best way he could describe the effect that writing new chapters has had on him, was comparing it to walking a very forceful dog. “This is what ‘Trapped in the Closet’ is doing for me right now, it’s kind of pulling me. It has pulled me, and there are a lot of cliff hangers, a lot of different chapters, and other characters that have created themselves in the story. It’s very, very off the damn chain.” 

He also is working to bring the wacky characters and plotlines to the stage. He says he working on transforming the storyline into a Broadway play and that he has had offers.

Make sure to catch R. Kelly performing at the Lyric November 27th.

Also look out for those 20 new chapters to debut on IFC on Black Friday November 23rd

Are you looking forward to Chapter 23?

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