Watch Benedict Cumberbatch Do A Dramatic Reading of R. Kelly Lyrics

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It seems that Jimmy Kimmel wants the internet to self-destruct. Why else would he have Sherlock and Star Trek star Benedict Cumberbatch read song lyrics from Internet favorite R. Kelly? It’s like Christmas came early to the Internet and Santa Claus knew exactly what we really wanted.

Last night on Jimmy Kimmel Live the late night talk show host invited Cumberbatch to perform a dramatic reading of Kellz’ “Genius” off of his soon-to-be released evocatively titled album, “Black Panties.” As you can imagine, the results, recited in Cumberbatch’s deadpan British monotone, are fantastic. Next time, though, maybe find an otter that looks like Benedict Cumberbatch  to read them instead.

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