Well, this was certainly a surprise. R. Kelly has finally busted his way out of “the closet” and “bump n’ grinded” all the way to Coachella to perform with French rockers, Phoenix. Holograms are SO 2012.
I’ll tell you right away because I know it was my first thought/prayer – he DOES perform “Ignition (Remix).” But this wasn’t just an R. Kelly set, so there was a little twist – the song was performed over Phoenix’s hit “1901.” Strange combination? It worked surprisingly well, but hey, it involved “Ignition (Remix),” so it was bound for greatness from the start.
Phoenix continued with their amazing performance, having Kelly back one more time to perform “I’m A Flirt.” Luckiest crowd ever, or luckiest crowd ever? I will be anxiously awaiting a collaboration album…or at least a studio remix of “1901” and “Ignition (Remix).” Check out the performance below!