R. Kelly’s Memoir Due In 2012, Unveils Book Cover
R&B veteran R. Kelly recently unveiled the cover of his new autobiography titled 'Soulacoaster: The Diary of Me.' Although the book's title is a little quirky, the singer confirmed it on Twitter that his memoir is coming next year.
"What up y'all! I'm finally near the end of writing my life story book, Soulacoaster, " he tweeted. "Now I know some of you guys didn't think I was coming out with it -- but I am -- it'll be out in Spring 2012." Kelly co-wrote the book with famed writer David Ritz, who recently help T.I. pen his novel 'Power & Beauty.'
The book's cover shows R. Kelly dressed in a tuxedo as he is surrounded by a slew of microphones. The singer is standing in a weird position with his arms spread out as if he's being trapped by the mics.
According to the book's publisher: "'Soulacoaster' shares his life story through episodic tales and exclusive color photographs, exploring his meteoric rises and sudden falls. From the crippling learning disorder that rendered him unable to read or write, to the teacher/mentor who prophesized that his destiny was in music, not basketball, we follow his evolution from Chicago street performer to struggling L.A. musician and beyond. Part memoir, part keepsake, 'Soulacoaster' unlocks the door to R. Kelly''s story as only he can tell it, promising his fans an intimate and unforgettable ride."
Undoubtedly, this will be one of the most page-turning reads in 2012. It will be interesting to see what R. Kelly has to say about some of the scandals that almost derailed his career.
In addition to his memoir, R. Kelly released a diss song called 'Shut Up,' which he dedicated to the haters who were spreading rumors about him during his throat surgery. O-M-G.