R. Kelly to Publish Memoirs

R&B hitmaker R. Kelly has inked a deal with SmileyBooks—the publishing company of media personality Tavis Smiley—to release his autobiography.

Celebrity author David Ritz (Divided Soul: The Life of Marvin Gaye) will help Kells with penning the memoir, set to detail the story behind some of the singer’s biggest songs, the tragic loss of his mother and his controversial triumph in court on child pornography charges.

“I’m writing this book as Robert, not R. Kelly,” the hip-hop crooner said in a press release. “I’m tired of being misunderstood. I will show you the tears, fears, and sweat. I will open my heart and reveal the good in my life as well as all the drama. I want to tell it like it is.”

The book is slated to hit shelves in early 2011.

In related news, Kelly’s latest album, Untitled, debuted at no. 4 on The Billboard 200 sales charts today (December 9). The Chicago-native sold 114,200 units in its first week. –Elan Mancini

  • http://tonygrands.blogspot.com Tony Grands

    Chapter 1: Pissin’ through your erection

  • SOUTHSIDE A-TOWN

    damn. is he still shitting on his brother like he dont know him, too?

  • VON

    MAN YOU CAN SHOWER ME ANYTIME MR KELLY PLEASE AND RUBB ON MY BOOTY BOO WHO TEE NIGGA BETTER B GLAD HE DNT GO TO JAIL CAUSE WAITN HIM GIVE HIM SOM ATL LOVIN U SMELL ME RITE THERE BIG DADDY BITCH ASS NIGGA R SMELLY WHEN CLASP THAT ASS

  • Jhon da Analyst

    R. Kelly needs a tutor cause this motherfucka can’t read!!! Illiteracy is wack like crack!!

  • http://www.jamal7mile.blogspot.com Jamal7Mile

    !!!!!!!!!

    I was about to comment but, um, nevermind…

  • Detroit Dave

    I hope its not a coloring book for children.

    • T.RicH

      D.DaVe.. ClassiC!! LOL!!

  • DV8

    *thinks where is Toure when you need him*

    i dont believe this is a good move. Sometimes its best just to stay out of the limelight.

  • Enlightened

    What’s the point? He can’t tell the truth.

    pg. 78

    Aaliyah was fine as hell to me when I saw her. I knew as soon as I got her alone in the studio, I was going to make love to her. The fact that she was only 14 crossed my mind, but I thought marrying her would make it alright.

    He won’t come out and say no shit like that.

  • Brooklyn

    “pissing on adolescents for dummies”

  • BIGNAT

    i drove to the highschool to pick up my girlfriend. my boys was like whats wrong with you kels. i told them she got left back she 19 she legal. we been friends for the last 10 years and decided to take it to the next level.

  • DADE COUNTY 305

    HATERS MOVE ON AND LET KELLS MOVE ON. THE NIGGA GOT OFF AND HE’S BACK MAKIN HITS!!! NO MATTER WHAT U NIGGAZ SAY, HE’S STILL GETTIN MAJOR BREAD AND MAJOR PUSSY… I WENT TO THE NIGGA CONCERT DOWN HERE IN MIAMI AND WOMEN WERE GOING CAAAZY FOR HIM. KELLS DO U AND KEEP MAKIN THEM HITS LIKE U SAID AT YOUR CONCERT, 20 YEARS OF GREAT HITS!!!!!!!!!!!

    • westcoastaggie

      Man the dude wrote a song with a hook that says “I want get you pregnant!”

      WE can’t not to let up on this guy.

  • $ykotic/Don McCaine

    “I’m tired of being misunderstood.”

    Really? How do I misunderstand a dude pissing on a broad…OK

  • caino

    is this book aimed at under 16s???

  • gift

    that’s the problem wit niggas. WE hate people one minute, and hate them the next. Niggas is haten on Kells but he still sellin. Niggas girls, wives, and daughters (no pun intended) will still fuck wit kells, go to his shows, and buy or download his shit. Motherfuckas on here acting like they wanna get pissed on. Leave the man be, and stop acting like you wasn’t in line to cop that shit!!!LMAO

    • westcoastaggie

      AND this is what exactly is wrong with Black Music and Black People!

      WAKE UP MAN!

  • Matt

    R. Kelly is dope, music is amazing, his album Untitled is craaaazy