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Watch: R. Kelly Catches You Up on ‘Trapped in the Closet’ With a New Interim Chapter of His Hip Hopera (VIDEO)

Watch: R. Kelly Catches You Up on 'Trapped in the Closet' With a New Interim Chapter of His Hip Hopera (VIDEO)

Trapped in the Closet,” R. Kelly’s sui generis “hip hopera” about infidelity, lies, little people and literal and figurative closets returns to IFC on Friday, November 23 at 9pm with new chapters about complicated misadventures of Sylvester, Cathy, Chuck, Rufus and company, with Kelly adding two additional roles to the array of characters he’s already playing himself, Eddie Murphy-style — Dr. Perry, a marriage counselor at Rufus and Cathy’s church, and Beeno, an underworld kingpin.

Kelly recently told Time he’s shot 20 new chapters of “Trapped.” IFC.com will be unveiling one new installment a day online after the on-air premiere.

If you need a refresh on the tangled web that is the previous “Trapped” saga, all 22 previous chapters are up online, but we suggest just turning to Mr. Kelly himself. Kelly summarizes his saga in the new interim chapter below: “Well if this hasn’t taught you nothing else, it’s taught you that everybody’s got a closet, and their own problems that need solving.” And with that, he offers a tease of the drama that’s to come.

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