R. Kelly has no filter in the studio. Over the course of his career, the Pied Piper of R&B has brought us sexed-up jams like “I Like the Crotch On You,” “Feelin’ on Yo Booty” and “Sex Planet.” But on his latest album, Black Panties, Kelly has seemingly outdone himself with the slow-grinding “Marry the Pu—.”
Kellz sets up his “sex proposal,” promising to get down on his knees and dedicate his life to his lady’s … special flower. The explicit jam is not for the squeamish, but the R&B king doesn’t care.
Well, ‘Marry the Pu–y,’ first of all, it’s my favorite song on the album. I think it’s a classic, myself,” Kelly told MTV News on Thursday (December 12). “I didn’t do it for radio; I just did it because I heard it and it felt good to me.”
While Kelly has plenty of inspirational tracks like “I Believe I Can Fly” and a vast array of club-bangers like “Fiesta (Remix)” and “I’m a Flirt,” when he’s creating he refuses to allow himself to be boxed into one version of himself.
“That’s usually the way I roll in the studio, I’m gonna be free and then I’m gonna let the world edit what they want to edit,” he explained. “But I’m going to be free and do what I feel, and ‘Marry the Pu—’ came to me outta nowhere in the studio just messing with a track and it felt good to me.”
Kelly is, of course, no stranger to the remix, as well as serial tracks. He thrilled fans with a string of interwoven operatic hits with R&B legend Ronald Isley and 33 chapters of his “Trapped in the Closet” series. So we wouldn’t put it past Kelly to add a second part to this raunchy song. For instance, if marrying the “pu— just didn’t work after all, he already has a new tune in mind.
“I just wanna divorce the pu—, I just wanna leave the pu—,” he sang in a freestyle for MTV News, possibly auditioning a new hit. “You know, I might remix it or something if it don’t go right.”