My Story

Album: Black Panties (2013)
Charted: 89
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  • The lead single for R Kelly's Black Panties album finds him singing about his less-than-fortunate beginnings and his rags-to-riches rise. Robert Sylvester Kelly was raised on the South Side of Chicago in a single parent home and the R&B singer details here how he went from being broke to sleeping in Versace shirts:

    "20 years
    What's that like five careers?
    I'm just nappy-headed nigga from the Chi
    I ain't even supposed to be here"

    "This is #MyStory.. and I'm sticking to it," said Kelly when announcing the single release.
  • Rapper 2 Chainz contributes a few profane off-topic bars as well as a reference to boat trips. (B.O.A.T.S. is an acronym used to refer to 2 Chainz's debut album, Based on a T.R.U. Story.)


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