R. Kelly Drafts 2 Chainz For New Single, Leading ‘Black Panties’ Era

R. Kelly is kicking off a new era with not only a new single, but a collaboration with 2 Chainz.

The R&B veteran dropped the single, titled "My Story," Monday, featuring a contribution from the "Birthday" and "No Lie" rapper.

"My Story" leads R. Kelly's forthcoming and anticipated "Black Panties" album, which does not have a definitive release date at this point, but could be released by year's end.

R. Kelly's last album, "Write Me Back," was released last June (2012).