R. Kelly may be behind bars — but over the weekend, the star released a verse from his 2011 track, “Shut Up,” from prison — in celebration of his birthday.
“After 22 years of a blessed career/ Had me lying in my hospital bed crying mad tears/ But just as I have many people hatin me, Had so many people loving me/ And let’s not forget the hood around the world covering me/ And to everybody that be calling me, Telling what they’ve been sayin about me/ Bringin me all of this negative sh*t, ya’ll the ones I ain’t f*cking with,” he sings.
Kelly sings in the chorus: “Can I get a witness for all of this, When people all up in your business, tell em shut up, tell em shut up, tell em shut up! I’m talking to you!”
The snippet was captioned: “Thank you God, for My Life! ? ?”
R KELLY’S INTERVIEW W/ GAYLE KING
The disgraced star has pleaded not guilty to multiple federal and state charges, including child sexual exploitation, child pornography production, kidnapping, forced labor, racketeering, and obstruction of justice.