Anything that comes out of the mouth of Benedict Cumberbatch, the personification of English-ness, sounds 50% more regal and fraught with import. Even some shitty R. Kelly lyrics, it turns out, as we learned on Jimmy Kimmel’s show last night, when both sex symbols were guests. Watch Cumberbatch, which is a name so goofily sexy it sounds like an R. Kelly lyric itself, recite some of the man’s lyrics. For example: “Body’s so freaking soft. I can’t wait to turn you on. You got me like la la la la la, baby. It’s how you make me feel baby. I can feel your body flowers, while I’m kissing on your thighs.” (h/t)
It’s funny because he’s a white English guy and R. Kelly is an American black guy.