Will You Be Celebrating International R. Kelly Day? Team Curtains March 5, 2015 Bet you’re thinking, what’s that! So were we, no one is completely sure how this International R. Kelly Day was originated, but apparently is a big thing and there’s no escaping for the slightly random festivity that is celebrated on 14th March. View this post on Instagram #irkd A post shared by International R. Kelly Day (@internationalrkellyday) on Jun 28, 2013 at 2:37pm PDT The event was pioneered by the city of Copenhagen appearing to cause much controversy at first… Well, aside from his catchy tunes the pied piper of R&B is also known for his high-profile sexual assault case. In addition to that, it’s been insisted that the day is to celebrate the music and not the man but still not everyone is into this event. Despite this, many countries all over the world are embracing this R. Kelly Day, adding London to the list just last year. The story goes that in March 2010 fights were breaking out in R. Kelly‘s home city, Chicago when supposed haters were caught dancing to his music tunes. The retaliation came in the form of gigantic block parties which would play R. Kelly’s songs all night long. Word spread, and eventually it became a global phenomenon. View this post on Instagram Get ya bling on! #IRKD #internationalrkellyday A post shared by International R. Kelly Day (@internationalrkellyday) on Mar 14, 2014 at 2:12am PDT As a direct result of this, every March hosts International R. Kelly Day in which his music is remembered and played whilst people gather, drink and celebrate him! Have you been celebrating this? So, where’s International Beyoncé Day? Share this TEA:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Tumblr (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) You must log in to post a comment.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.