For almost a decade now, fans have beheld R. Kelly's acting skills via his ongoing "Trapped in the Closet" hip hopera. But he tells Fuse that if he were to play a character other than the musical comedy-drama's star Sylvester—or Pimp Lucius, from the 23rd chapter—he'd pick R&B icon Ray Charles.
"The reason I say Ray Charles is because he struggled and he turned tragedy into triumph," explains the R&B maestro. "Those who thought he couldn't, he proved them all wrong."
Watch the full interview above to find out why he'd love to have been a musical star in the '40s, the unlikely songbird that's in his gym playlist and more answers to hypothetical questions.