Benedict Cumberbatch Reading R. Kelly Lyrics Is The Best Thing You’ll See TodayBy: Amanda Crum - December 5, 2013
Benedict Cumberbatch has risen to the top of the celebrity hotness chain after turning “Sherlock” into a success and moving his way up the Hollywood ranks in quick order. It’s really only natural, then, that he should read some R. Kelly lyrics aloud in that sexy Sherlock voice of his.
Cumberbatch appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live! on Wednesday night to do just that, and the result is pretty hilarious, as you’ve probably already guessed. Kelly is getting some good reviews for his new album “Black Panties”, however, as it was leaked online a week earlier than the release date.
“This album is a nearly perfect achievement of bluntness, literalism, and indefatigability,” wrote Wesley Morris. “It’s just what you need after all the cuteness and pandering men are doing right now in popular music. For more than a decade, lust and carnality have been the women’s prerogative — Missy Elliott and Khia and Lady Gaga and Rihanna, with Madonna as the living legend and Peaches as high priestess. The men are really boys who are experts in adorability. And after you’ve listened to good artists sing about luck and heaven and putting on a suit and tie, you’ve just kind of had it.”
The album features appearances by Kelly Rowland and Ludacris, to name a couple, and officially drops on December 10.