Age: Definitely More Than A Number

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As you may have heard — R&B artist R. Kelly is in a lot of trouble. Trouble that includes a lot of things that I cannot say on this blog, nor to my mother. Basically, it involves underage girls and sex — and is fairly upsetting whether it's true or not true. Particularly because I think he's a genius. A sort of epic sex poet. I literally cannot hear "Ignition" without getting super excited, and one time I attempted karaoke to it (an unmitigated disaster). Speaking of unmitigated disasters, think about how much it would suck watching a really embarrassing and awful sex tape with a roomful of jurors, an alleged participant, and a few fans. Steven Gray did it — and we've asked him to spill all (well, some) of the gory details. If you want the full story — or your fill of it — you must check out the excellent (and erstwhile NPR Arts editor) Bill Wyman's Hitsville blog.



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