R. Kelly Inspires The Ladies To Throw Some D(evil Horn)s

Sep 19th, 2007 // 2 Comments

The clip for R. Kelly’s “Rock Star” is a pretty straightforward “all the ladies in the house go crazy” performance video, which makes the fact that it has a “story by R. Kelly” credit as part of its opening sequence all the more confusing. Is the “story” merely the fact that, by plugging in his guitar, Kid Rock can turn a sleepy bar into the Whisky A Go-Go circa 1989? Or is the scene at the beginning where R. slaps his face while trying to swat a fly really the precursor to the next video from Double Up, in which he becomes the pesky bug?

R. Kelly – Rockstar (feat. Ludacris & Kid Rock) [DailyMotion]


  1. Ned Raggett

    I’m so not the person for it but has anyone tackled the use of the ‘rock star’ trope in wider culture these last few years. Video game company, canned drinks, not to mention music…there’s an EMP paper in this for someone.

  2. CharlesRockyPamplin

    It all makes sense now! R’s obviously a huge fan of Jimmy Page circa ’71- more for the lifestyle than the music…

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