R. Kelly might be dusting off his robust series “Trapped in the Closet” for Apple Music.
According to Bloomberg Businessweek, Apple Music chairman and CEO Jimmy Iovine is looking to add a sequel to the famed series. Iovine has reportedly spoken to Warner Bros. Television and is working diligently on making his dream a reality. For the streaming conglomerate, the addition of Kelly’s R&B opera will help bolster their video content.
“A music service needs to be more than a bunch of songs and a few playlists,” says Iovine. “I’m trying to help Apple Music be an overall movement in popular culture, everything from unsigned bands to video. We have a lot of plans. We have the freedom, because it’s Apple, to make one show, three shows, see what works, see what doesn’t work until it feels good.”
Last year, Kelly teased avid fans in an interview with the Atlanta-Journal Constitution, revealing that he had an extra 35 chapters locked away in the closet. “I have my R&B hip-hop album — I haven’t named it yet, and “Trapped in the Closet,” I have 35 more chapters of that done,” he said. “I’m very excited about that. It will absolutely be out next year. I’ll tour if it’s a major deal, but if not I might just chill and just finish writing my movie scripts.”
In 2013, IFC ran a marathon of the entire series.
Billboard has reached out to reps for R. Kelly and Apple Music for comment.