Watch Benedict Cumberbatch’s Hilarious Dramatic Reading of R. Kelly’s ‘Black Panties’
We’ve already analyzed the craziest lyrics off of R. Kelly’s upcoming album Black Panties, which will be released Dec. 10. On it, there’s a song called “Marry the P**sy” that sees the R&B crooner drop the word “p**sy” a head-scratching 57 times.
But Jimmy Kimmel took things a step further. On Wednesday night, the late night host welcomed guest Benedict Cumberbatch, who is doing the publicity rounds to promote his appearance as the villainous dragon Smaug in The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, as well as musical guest R. Kelly to Jimmy Kimmel Live. And then Kimmel, the viral genius, combined the two by having Cumberbatch do a dramatic reading of the R. Kelly song “Genius”—a track off Black Panties. “I can feel your body flowers while I’m kissing on your thighs,” Cumberbatch says in his distinctive baritone voice.
You can watch the whole (hilarious) performance below, as well as Cumberbatch’s interview on Jimmy Kimmel Live, below: