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Benedict Cumberbatch Reads R. Kelly Lyrics, Wins the Week

By on December 5, 2013
Benedict Cumberbatch Photo by Mark Davis – © 2013 Getty Images

Benedict Cumberbatch Photo by Mark Davis – © 2013 Getty Images

We dare you not to laugh out loud at this one.

It’s the R. Kelly/Benedict Cmberbatch mashup you never knew you wanted, but probably won’t ever forget.

Cumberbatch made an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel last night (Wednesday Dec. 4) to promote the next Hobbit instalment The Desolation of Smaug, but looking for a way to “bring them together” Kimmel suggested that Cumberbatch read lyrics from Kelly’s new single “Genius” a song from his forthcoming album Black Panties.

It’s as absurd and hilarious as it sounds … and yet also arousing. (Don’t judge!)

For the impatient among you, the real action kicks in around the 1:30 mark.

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug hits theaters December 13 in the US and UK.