R. Kelly Plays Topless Woman Like Cello on Black Panties Album Cover

Entertainment Nov. 20, 2013 AT 4:30PM
R. Kelly's 'Black Panties' album cover The album cover of R. Kelly's Black Panties, which drops Dec. 10. Credit: RCA Records

Somebody get the man a string instrument! R. Kelly, who is tuning up to release his twelfth studio album, released the official track list and accompanying artwork for Black Panties on Tuesday, Nov. 19.

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On the standard album cover, the R&B hitmaker, 46, is seated in a leather chair, wearing a Phantom of the Opera-like mask and hat, while assuming a cellist's position. He holds a bow in his right hand against the waist of a topless woman, who is draped across Kelly's torso like a cello, wearing nothing but (you guessed right) black panties.

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The deluxe album cover of R. Kelly's Black Panties record.
The deluxe album cover of R. Kelly's Black Panties record.
Credit: RCA Records

The deluxe version of the album also features a fully-clothed Kelly -- only this time, the artist is buried under a sea of topless women wearing black panties.

Befitting Kelly's repertoire, the artwork release is accompanied by a track list rife with sexual innuendos, including song titles like "Legs Shakin'," "Crazy Sex" and "Marry The P-ssy." Kelly collaborates with Ludacris, Kelly Rowland, and 2 Chainz in his latest record, which drops Dec. 10.

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Leading up to the release of Black Panties, R. Kelly has also worked with Justin Bieber on the 19-year-old singer's latest single, "PYD." He also joined Lady Gaga on Saturday Night Live last weekend to perform their song, "Do What U Want."

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