R. Kelly keeps it sexual for the holidays with ’12 Nights of Christmas’ tour


With a Christmas-themed set behind him, R. Kelly hit the stage at the Fox Theater to share holiday cheer and sexually charged melodies. The accomplished R&B crooner was in Atlanta to promote his “12 Nights of Christmas”

Although a large Christmas tree, faux fireplace, and Christmas lights were decorated on the stage, R. Kelly didn’t spend time on traditional Christmas songs. Instead, he used most of his 2-hour set to sing past hits from the early ‘90s and 2000s.

Some of the past hits included “Bump  N’ Grind,” “Feeling on Yo Booty,” and “Down Low.” R. Kelly, known for his lewdness, stopped the show and allowed a woman to wipe sweat from his head and eventually stood. While standing, the woman continued to wipe and touched R. Kelly’s private part. Fans seemed to get a kick out of the exchange.

R. Kelly returned to the hits by performing songs such as “Fiesta,” “12 Play,” and “Ignition.” With fake snow falling from the top of the theater, R. Kelly ended his set with the classy hit, “Step in the Name of Love.”

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A.R. Shaw
A.R. Shaw

A.R. Shaw is an author and journalist who documents culture, politics, and entertainment. He has covered The Obama White House, the summer Olympics in London, and currently serves as Lifestyle Editor for Rolling Out magazine. Shaw's latest book, Trap History, delves into the history and global dominance of Trap music. Follow his journey on TrapHistory.Com, Twitter @arshaw and Instagram @arshaw23.

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