Article Dec 16, 2016

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R. Kelly invites female fan to 'grab' his crotch at Christmas gig

R. Kelly was left shocked when a woman took him up on his invitation to “grab” his crotch at a recent gig.

The Ignition singer performed his 12 Nights of Christmas concert, named after his album of the same name, in Detroit on Friday (2Dec16) to a packed crowd, at one point freestyling about how hot he felt on stage in his fur coat.

Local publication The Detroit News reports he exclaimed, “You know I’ll make a song about anything. Can I get a towel to wipe my face?” before approaching a female in the front row and asking her to towel him down.

“Baby take a towel, and wipe my fa-a-a-ce,” he reportedly sung to the woman, coaxing her to wipe his face then standing up with his pelvis in front of her.

“'Now grab it!’ he said, and without hesitation the woman reached up and grabbed Kelly’s, urm, area,” wrote journalist Adam Graham who reviewed the show for the news outlet. “She (the fan) took the singer by surprise and he stepped back with a look of shock on his face.”

Video footage obtained by the publication recorded the moment, with R. Kelly – real name Robert Sylvester Kelly – evidently looking somewhat taken aback as the woman held onto his privates.

The 49-year-old R&B star is currently thought to be dating Instagram model Halle Calhoun, who at 19 is 30 years his junior. The pair was first linked when the teenage model shared photos of herself with the musician on social media, after reportedly meeting at a gig in February (16). He has yet to return the gesture with coupled up pictures with Halle on his Instagram account.