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These R. Kelly song lyrics are even more sketchy after watching the documentary

These R. Kelly song lyrics are even more sketchy after watching the documentary
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Lifetime’s “Surviving R. Kelly” documentary has forced longtime fans of the singer to reexamine the lyrics responsible for building his musical legacy. When taking a second look, there are lyrics whose meanings change dramatically within the proper context.

Below are some of the songs that really caused our collective brows to raise.

Song: “Bump n’ Grind”

Sketchy Lyrics:

My mind is telling me no

But my body, my body’s telling me yes

Baby, I don’t want to hurt nobody

But there is something that I must confess to you

Song: “I Like the Crotch on You”

Sketchy Lyrics:

What’s going on inside my pants, I can’t explain

So bring your body over here, baby, and let the freak daddy drive ya crazy

Song: “Down Low (Nobody Has to Know)”

Sketchy Lyrics:

Keep it on the down low

Nobody has to know

We can keep it on the down low

Nobody has to know

Song: “It Seems Like You’re Ready”

Sketchy Lyrics:

Seems like you’re ready (seems like you’re ready)

I could’ve sworn you were ready

Girl, are you ready to go all the way?

I just gotta know right now, right now

‘Cause it seems just like you’re ready (seems like you’re ready)

Just like you’re ready, baby (girl, are you ready?)

And I don’t wanna make no mistakes at all

But it seems like you’re ready

Song: “You Remind Me of Something”

Sketchy Lyrics:

It’s something about your love that’s got me going crazy

Baby, you know I want you real bad

And girl, I really like your freaky style, oh baby

How can I be down with you?

So get a little closer to my ride

Oh, I wanna get to know you lady

And hip me up on how to get inside you

Listen, pretty baby

Song: “Your Body’s Callin’”

Sketchy Lyrics:

Baby, no more stalling, these hands have been longing to touch you, baby, woo

And now that you’ve come around, to seeing it my way

You won’t regret it, baby, and you surely won’t forget it, baby

It’s unbelievable how your body’s calling for me

Song: “Don’t You Say No”

Sketchy Lyrics:

Baby say the words I want hear

This can be kept between me and you

Baby give me something I can feel

I’ve waited long enough

Don’t you say no tonight (don’t say)

Don’t you say no tonight (don’t you say no, baby)

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