It hardly surprises me that Lady Gaga and R. Kelly would join forces. The two artists keep insisting on the raunchiest performances they can get away (I suspect there saving intercourse on-stage for a big finale) but what else would you expect when this duo are literally the King&Queen of sensationalism.
If there’s one thing we know about Gaga by now, its that she feeds off excess. Her personas are strange, over the top, even confusing at times. But at the very least, are creative. In fact, Kanye won’t wanna hear this (& if you ask me any other time I will deny having ever said this) but Gaga is somewhat of a ‘creative genius’ - She surely surpasses Kanye anyways.
Of course, there’s large elements of Gaga persona that are simply a revamped, regurgitated version of Madonna. And I would know because I listened to concerning amounts of Madonna when I was younger. Particularly, rumours of her having sexual relations with a bull in ‘Take A Bow’. Unproven ofcourse but if someone told me Gaga had sex with a bull - I might not bat an eye lid. Madge was as fearless! and still is. And as much as she may deny it, Gaga has to give due credit.
…….And then we have R. Kelly
aka Kells. aka The Pied Piper aka Golden Showers aka closet dweller, serial monogamist and home wrecker.
Whilst it surprises me that this man is not on a sex offenders register with his seedy past (we’ll put that aside for a moment) he deserves credit for his continuing contributions to R&B. He created some of the biggest hits of the early nineties and noughties. But more importantly, he may be the most controversial R&B singer of our time.
When he released the video for ‘hotel’ with Cassidy (whatever happened to him?) and he was donning that ridiculous Zorro type eye mask - that looked like it was cut out from cheap material with jagged scissors - we all thought Kells was crazy. Then there was trapped in the Closet with its 33 episodes of melodramatics that just kept coming like an endless series of Sunset beach. I never did have the capacity to watch either to the end.
And way before all this, he was stirring up controversy by marrying an underage Aaliyah. And Somehow buying his way out of court after a video emerged of a ‘look alike’ paying to pee and have sex with an underage girl. Regardless of whether he was found guilty, he’s clearly impartial to young girls.
Much like Gaga, We thought our time with Kells had run its course. But somehow, against all adversity, he always comes back - and normally with a bang. And that’s because ANY publicity is good publicity. And when two fame-whores join forces like Kelly and Gaga who knows what the hell to expect? There performance on SNL, let alone at the AMA’s just go to show they both thrive off the theatrics. I may not like either of them personally, but their worth their weight in entertainment value.
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