In R. Kelly's newest episodes of "Trapped in the Closet," the guns are not only drawn — somebody gets blasted.
A video for Chapter 6 has hit the airwaves, and Chapters 7 and 8 are on the radio.
To backtrack, if you remember how Chapter 5 left off, Kelly's character of Sylvester found out his wife was cheating on him with a police officer who had just pulled him over and issued a speeding ticket (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").
Well, considering that Sylvester told his wife she was going to be "breathless" when he found out about the adultery, you'd think that he would totally spaz out at the beginning of Chapter 6. Well, no ...
In fact, his reaction is all the way at the other end of the spectrum: Sylvester breaks out in laughter, hysterical laughter. It seems that his crazy night and morning have been so wild, all he can do is laugh. His wife begins laughing as well — but their smiles soon become frowns of desperation when the cop Sylvester's wife has been cheating with returns to the house.
The officer feared for the woman's safety and busted back into the crib with his gun drawn. Sylvester, as you remember, is strapped with his trusty Beretta. In the middle of face-off, Sylvester lowers his weapon, but the thought of another man sleeping with his spouse enrages him and he leaps at the cop. A shot goes off as Chapter 6 closes.
At the start of Chapter 7, the suspense is at its peak. Who got shot? Sylvester? His wife? The cop?
Turns out it was Sylvester's brother-in-law Twan, who was briefly mentioned in Chapters 4 and 5. As Twan lies on the floor bleeding, the other people argue. You'll have to listen to song to find out Twan's fate, but know that at the end, a new character is introduced: "Rosie the Nosey Neighbor." She tries to engage in some heroics of her own heroics with her weapon of choice — a spatula.
As Chapter 8 commences, the officer finally makes it out of Sylvester's house and heads to his own crib. We meet his wife, Bridget, who has a deep Southern accent (Kelly actually sings in deep, down-bottom drawl when voicing her lines). Like everyone else in the story, Bridget is hiding something, too: Her lover is still in the house. Maybe he's trapped in the closet as well.
We'll have to wait for Chapter 9 to find out.
A DVD containing "Trapped in the Closet" Chapters 6-12 will be released on November 1 (see "R. Kelly To Release Chapters 1-12 Of 'Trapped' On DVD — And It's Not Over Yet"). In addition to the "Closet" series, his recent hurricane-relief single, "Let Your Light Shine," and his forthcoming remix LP, Kelly just finished a track for the new Notorious B.I.G. duet LP that includes Charlie Wilson, whose album features extensive input from Kelly (see "R. Kelly Is Worth Waiting For, 'Uncle' Charlie Wilson Learns").
For an analysis of "Trapped in the Closet," check out "Music Geek: 'Trapped In The Closet': The Epic Of Our Time?"