R. Kelly has been making news lately with his announcement to bring his famed series “Trapped in the Closet” to Broadway. While the buzz around his decision to keep the “Trapped in the Closet” brand alive has received mixed reviews, Kellz is busy embarking on his Single Ladies Tour. The King of R&B recently brought his talents to New York’s very own Madison Square Garden, where he wooed the majority female crowd.
Before the curtain dropped, you knew R. Kelly was in the building. The shrills and screams coming from the audience gave it away. He opened his performance with the sexy, “Your Body’s Callin”, which immediately set the tone for the rest of the night. Song after song it was as though he was making love to his audience, and by the response of the crowd, he hit all the right spots.
From songs like “Bump N’ Grind” to “You Remind Me Of (Jeep)”, the Garden had reached its peak. Just when you thought there was nothing left to be sung, R. Kelly proved that his set list could go on for days. As the night progressed, he transitioned away from his more sensual songs; and captured the audience with his 3 time Grammy award winning single, “I Believe I Can Fly”. The crowd rose to their feet in praise as he belted out the popular hit. This moment was by far the highlight of the night. It was more than a performance, it was a religious experience.
R. Kelly ended the evening with his classic hit, “Step in the Name of Love,” a song that would have been dearly missed if not performed. All in all, R. Kelly left his audience in awe. He remained personable as if he was singing to each one of them individually. For many of the women, their fantasy of a night with R. Kelly came to life. There’s no denying how influential R. Kelly is to the culture of R&B music, but for the “Single Ladies Tour”, it is all about the baby making hits.
Be sure to check out R-kelly.com for details on upcoming tour dates in a city near you.