Rufus, Sylvester and the rest of the gang are back at it. R. Kelly will release the entire saga (so far) of “Trapped in the Closet” and its circle of cheating lovers on DVD November 1 — and although the R had originally said “Trapped” would have 10 chapters, he’s taking it all the way up to 12 on the DVD. It’s not yet clear when the series will conclude, but Kelly recently made an offhand comment about writing 20 chapters.
If you remember where Chapter 5 left off, Kelly’s narrator character, Sylvester, found, er, proof that his wife is having an affair with a police officer who’d just given Sylvester a speeding ticket. During his performance at the VMAs, Kelly provided a little insight into what will happen next: Rufus, who found out his wife was cheating on him with Sylvester, literally kissed his gay lover Chuck goodbye and said he was going back to his wife (see “R. Kelly On The Genesis Of ‘Trapped’: ‘It Was Like A Sucker Punch’ “ and “R. Kelly Shoots More Chapters For ‘Trapped In The Closet’ Saga” ).
Chapter 6 of the song will be released within the next couple of weeks — a representative for Kelly’s label said a date has not yet been confirmed — and its video will air on BET during the week of October 10. Two weeks after the “Trapped” DVD hits, Kelly is releasing Remix City, Volume 1, a collection of remixes of some of his biggest hits.
Last week, Kelly digitally released a new single called “Let Your Light Shine,” the proceeds from which will be distributed to the Red Cross to aid victims of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. Kelly debuted the song on the BET relief telethon “S.O.S.: Saving OurSelves” and was brought to tears while singing it.