"Black Panties should just be conceptual kitsch. You can read such song titles as “Legs Shakin’” and “Throw This Money on You” and marvel at the comical concision. But for 18 songs, Kelly manages to transcend the hilarious bluntness of the titles with actual songcraft. On one hand, something like “Crazy Sex” could probably exist on a Tumblr page of unrecorded R. Kelly hits. But one element of Kelly’s genius is that he knows he’s the purveyor of both outstanding music and alarming camp. He didn’t set out to produce the latter, but his music-video opera Trapped in the Closet achieved it regardless. Audiences who had never taken Kelly seriously as a musician — and still don’t — found a backhanded reason to adore him. Trapped in the Closet endeared him to people who saw nothing wrong with a little bump and grind because they had never truly seen R. Kelly. Most of those people were hipsters."
i swear to god this day, y’all
I really feel like car rental places are far too trusting. They know I don’t have a high enough credit limit to pay for this car, right?