Yes! R. Kelly Joins Shakira On the World Cup South Africa Anthem Circuit


Complete with obligatory ambient animals-on-the-veldt noises! In the vaunted twin R. Kelly lineages–raunchy, metaphorically-detailed sex jams, and completely unrealistic, head-in-the-clouds inspirational homilies–official World Cup anthem (one of three, anyway) “Sign of a Victory” is firmly in the latter camp, taking its proud place alongside “Relief” and “I Believe I Can Fly” in the annals of bonkers, baseless R. Kelly assertions. I can see the colors of the rainbow! I see the light at the end of the tunnel! I can see the spirit of the nations! You opened your eyes to global warming! That’s the sign of a victory! This one is with the Soweto Spiritual Singers, who do absolutely nothing to keep Kellz anywhere near a reality you might recognize. And if there was ever a sign of a victory when it comes to this guy, well, that’s pretty much the definition of it. [Hear it at Jive, via Vulture]

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