Somebody is going to punch me for this, but I believe R. Kelly is a genius. First of all, as a lyricist, he is in the upper echelon of musical writers. His singing is impeccable. He is an all-around musical genius. However, what made him a genius in my mind was his Trapped in the Closet series:
Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop
He managed to produce and direct his own modern opera that had its own twists and turns. It was very well written. I was surprised. I think someone should nominate that for an Academy Award.