R. Kelly announces Black Panties
R. Kelly has vowed to start working on his new album, which he will call 'Black Panties'
R. Kelly's next album will be called 'Black Panties'.
The singer - who is currently recovering from surgery, after having an abscess on one of his tonsils drained - announced the title of his next project, saying it will be an "R&B-like thriller album" comparable to his 90s albums, rather than his soul infused last album, 'Love Letter'.
Referring to the Brad Pitt starring film about a man who ages in reverse, from an old man to a young boy, he said: "I'm on Mission Benjamin Button right now, I'ma turn back time.
"I just did the whole 'Love Letter' joint and everybody thinking, `Well, that's the direction he going now.'
"No, that was a moment in time. Now this 'Black Panties' album, I think it'll be an R&B-like thriller album, if you will."
Kelly recently posted a video on his website to say he is recovering well from surgery and to thank his fans for all the support they have given him.
In the video he said: "I want to say thanks to all the prayer warriors out there for supporting me, praying for me.
"The doctor said the surgery went well. I know it may not look like it, but it did. I want ya'll to continue to pray for me, be strong out there. I will be back."