R. Kelly

R. Kelly Preps Tell-All Autobiography


(AllHipHop News) Singer R. Kelly is planning a tell-all autobiography with veteran writer David Ritz, titled “Soulacoaster: The Diary of Me.”

The autobiography will tell the untold story of R. Kelly’s controversial career and life.

“Soulacoaster,” will detail R. Kelly’s “conflicting realities of ‘Bump and Grind’ sexuality” and his “soul stirring ‘I Believe I Can Fly’ spirit.”

R. Kelly details his rise to fame, the fact that he has a learning disorder that has left him unable to read or write, how h has managed to sell over 35 million records and the darkest period in his life, that almost ruined his career.

The book details R. Kelly’s six-year ordeal over allegations that he had sex with and urinated on, a 14-year-old, an act caught on tape.

R. Kelly was eventually found innocent of all criminal charges in 2008, but the allegations permanently tarnished his name.

“In the tradition of legendary soul singer/songwriters, R. Kelly has defined his own unique style of genius while influencing an entire generation of singers,” said chairman and CEO of Epic Records, Antonio “L.A.” Reid. “He is the pure essence of soul, and in ‘Soulacoaster’ you’ll discover the untold story behind every song.”

R. Kelly wrote his “Soulacoaster” memoir in three different acts, utilizing the same plot twists and turns that made his “Hip-Hopera “Trapped in the Closet,” so popular.

Act 1 in the book focuses on the musician’s early life on the Southside of Chicago.

Act 2 focuses on Kelly’s struggle as a homeless musician on Venice Beach, in addition to his rise to fame.

In Act 3, R. Kelly discusses the end of this 12-year marriage, as well as the inner workings of his failed “Best of Both World’s” tour with Jay-Z.

The singer delves into the infamous pepper spray incident involving Jay-Z, which marked the end of the botched tour.

“Soulacoaster” includes over 130 photographs of R. Kelly, who will launch a “Soulacoaster” book tour that will visit four cities.

“Soulacoaster: The Diary of Me” is due in stores on June 28 via SmileyBooks.

R. Kelly will release Write Me Back, a new twelve-song CD collection, on June 26.

Check out the dates and times for R. Kelly book tour below:

New York -Thursday, June 28

Chicago – Saturday, July 14

Washington, DC – Saturday, June 30
Los Angeles – TBD

  • HipHopStalker

    Should be a good read.

  • I wonder if he will talk about his marriage with a then 15 years old aaliyah ?

  • This will NOT be a tell-all, unless he wants to go to jail.

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  • Jim Beam

    Is this the guy that peed on those two girls on the video ? That movie was awesome. It’s impossible to find now though.

  • rep87

    R Kelly has true talent but has some strange behavior going on at one time, but like most giants in the music bizness they have that dark side lets hope he has change for the better, love his music he make that kind of music that will last forever !

  • I’d probably read it but I kinda don’t because it would be just from his side and I don’t think he would tell everything truthfully.

  • Nick

    Despite the controversies and what have you, I can’t WAIT to get this. R. Kelly is a musical master and the king of R&B. He may have had his missteps, but he bounces back with albums like Love Letter. I’m definitely at the book signing in NY and seeing him the next night at Glo in LI!

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