R.Kelly Surprised Audience With Z100 Jingle Ball Performance


R.Kelly surprised everyone on Friday in New York City with a performance at Z100 Jingle Ball at the famed Madison Square Garden.

The R&B crooner performed his hit song “Ignition (Remix)” while announcing Pitbull on stage. The crowd went nuts and everyone was on their feet singing and dancing — including celebs like Kelly Ripa!

R. Kelly and Pitbull then bonded with one another while taking pics together.

R. Kelly’s appearance comes on the heels of the release of his 12th studio album, Black Panties. He shares that when it came to making it, he had more than enough material.

“I did 362 songs for the Black Panties album, and it took me about a month [to choose],” he explains. “The hardest task of the whole project was breaking down what songs we were gonna do.”

Download Black Panties available now on iTunes.

To catch all the excitement that went down at Jingle Ball this year, like appearances from Katie Holmes and performances by everyone from Miley Cyrus to Macklemore, catch The iHeartRadio Jingle Ball 2013 Concert Special on Wednesday on The CW at 8 p.m.