FILE- In this Nov. 6, 2015, file photo, R. Kelly performs during the 2015 Soul Train Awards at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas. A Mississippi sheriff's deputy is suing singer R. Kelly, alleging that Kelly had a yearslong affair with his wife that broke up his marriage. Representatives of the rhythm and blues crooner, whose full name is Robert Sylvester Kelly, didn't immediately return requests for comment Thursday, April 27, 2017. (Photo by Al Powers/ Powers Imagery/Invision/AP, File)

DURBAN – On Monday, the King of R&B, R. Kelly surprised South Africans, especially Durbanites, when his weekly #FanFeatureMonday went to a Durban fan’s rendition of R. Kelly’s famous song, “Bad Man”.

This week's #FanFeatureMonday is a video that was taken at a taxi rank, where a young man pretends the rank is his stage and he sings his heart out to the R. Kelly song.

Even though those recording the video of the man singing were laughing their heads off, the man got recognition from none other than R. Kelly.


Singing at a taxi rank is common in South Africa, because that is where the crowds are. One duo was lucky as they were discovered after singing at a taxi rank. Soul Kulture, an afro soul singing duo, was discovered after they sang at a Khayelitsha taxi rank.

South Africans were happy that R. Kelly used a South African in his #FanFeatureMonday for the week:

South Africans found the rendition to be heartwarming and they sympathised with the singer because it did not seem like he was just singing a song. It was like he was singing about his own life.

Here is R. Kelly singing “Bad Man”:


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