R. KELLY SPEAKS ON UPCOMING ALBUM 'BLACK PANTIES': According to Billboard, R. Kelly had an listening session in Atlanta for his upcoming album Black Panties. The singer-songwriter said about he album, "If you can take tragedy and turn it into triumph, that's when you've reached the zenith of a true champion. Don't mean to be too deep but this shit is real. I didn't run under a rock and go over here or there. I stayed focused. And I'm more focused than ever." He added, "My story is all of 
this: sex, money, broke, women, clubs, and even church. It's all of those things mixed up into one. I'm not afraid of it, I understand it is the nature of life. This gift I have is a beautiful disease and I'm glad I got it." The album will hit stores on November 11th.