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Benedict Cumberbatch Recites R. Kelly Lyrics


by on December 5, 2013

If you’re wondering what that sound was last night, it was our nation’s most easily wooed hitting the floor after a collective lust blackout. Benedict Cumberbatch, noted British person and sexy dragon in the forthcoming The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, visited Jimmy Kimmel Live and graced us with a dramatic reading of the actual lyrics from R. Kelly’s song, “Genius,” off the album Black Panties. Those BAFTA nominations were well-earned: Cumberbatch lends a subtle gravity and smoldering sensuousness to a lyrical recitation that consists of multiple interludes of “La la la la,” and gives us a sound bite of Sherlock reminding us, “I’ma hit that thing again.”

What do you think? What else would you like to hear Cumberbatch grace with his mellifluous tones?