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R. Kelly’s hip-hopera, ‘Trapped in the Closet,’ will never end [VIDEO]

Taylor Bigler Entertainment Editor

R. Kelly, whose lyrical credits include “I Believe I Can Fly” and “Ignition,” is set to debut new chapters of his hip-hopera, “Trapped in the Closet” on the Independent Film Channel.

“Trapped in the Closet,” is something of a musical marvel. It consists of 22 videos, approximately five minutes each, which tell the story about a one-night stand and the chain of events it sets off. And you know it has got to be good when Omar Little from “The Wire” shows up.

The first 12 chapters of “Trapped in the Closet” were released in 2005, and the last 10 aired in 2007.

While there are different actors lip-syncing for each of the characters in the story, R. Kelly voices each part himself. He does the voice of an old grandmother, as well as a strip club employee and a pimp. Yes, really.

Now, fans of the series will find out what is in the mysterious package, which was left as a cliffhanger of “24” proportions at the end of chapter 22.

“When I first began experiencing the unknown journey of writing “Trapped in the Closet” I knew after the first chapter that I had tapped into something that was not of this earth,” Kelly said in a statement to Rolling Stone.

“Being the nosy person that I am, I more than anyone wanted to know what the second chapter would be. And now here we are at chapter 23, trapped in the million dollar question — what the hell is the package? Well, ladies and gentlemen, not only am I ready to reveal what the package is, but I have many more chapters to share.”

Thank God.

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