Everyone can appreciate R. Kelly’s magnum opus Trapped in the Closet, but it’s this little piece of theater that I think cements him as the greatest actor of his generation. So fuck Sean Penn (and his hackey rendition of gays, mentally disabled and Jews). Russell Crowe and Tom Hanks can go punt. Anybody can play schizophrenic or act opposite a volleyball, but it takes a true talent to act/sing the line “there she is with some boy-shorts on!” right in Usher’s face while ridin’ dirty in an Aston Martin.
Notice his reactions, his phrasing, his clear eye for emotional connection to both his cheating tattooed girlfriend and his boy, Usher. Absolutely flawless!