February 2, 2011
"I gave a Christmas party last year— well, two Christmases ago— where I did a Sam Cooke show. I didn’t perform as R. Kelly. I performed the Sam Cooke show from 1964, when he performed at the Copacabana… I did the whole set. I invited, like, 1,000 people out to my house, and everybody had to be dressed like it was the 60s. People had the long-stem cigarettes and the zoot suits and all that stuff, man…It was about a two-and-a-half-hour show that I put together in my living room."