- Twitter just launched its ‘Hide Replies’ feature 7 Years Ago
- How to turn off image metadata before it snitches on you 7 Years Ago
- The ‘Breaking Bad’ movie is coming to theaters—for one weekend only Today 1:04 PM
- Teens recorded, shared videos of mall fight that ended in fatal stabbing Today 12:44 PM
- How to stream Giants vs. Buccaneers in Week 3 Today 12:31 PM
- Report: Ben Carson made transphobic comments at HUD meeting Today 12:30 PM
- Where to buy the Switch Lite and everything else you need to know Today 12:28 PM
- Facebook is experimenting with apps targeting teens Today 12:21 PM
- #LiveFromTheArea51Raid: Memes and highlights from the desert Today 12:06 PM
- Ready for Dark Mode? Here’s how to get it, and everything else in iOS 13 Today 11:41 AM
- Students across the world are walking out to protest inaction on climate change Today 11:08 AM
- YouTubers are exploiting Area 51 mania for content Today 10:29 AM
- Veterans confront Dan Crenshaw over his support for Trump Today 10:29 AM
- Google Maps may soon come with an Incognito Mode Today 10:13 AM
- Right-wing Beto O’Rourke ‘pissy pants’ meme actually features indie rock star Today 10:11 AM
YouTube right now! Gary Oldman reads R. Kelly
Your move, Shatner.
In YouTube Right Now, the Daily Dot looks at videos that catch our eyes, push our buttons, and move our dials—and that you’ve just got to watch. Right now!
What’s better than R. Kelly reading R. Kelly? Nothing. What’s the next best thing? Gary Oldman reading R. Kelly.
The inimitable, Academy Award-nominated actor and Royal Shakespeare Company alumnus, best known around these parts for his role in Kung Fu Panda 2, stopped by Jimmy Kimmel Live last night to deliver a dramatic reading from soul legend R. Kelly’s much-anticipated autobiography, Soulacoaster: The Diary of Me.
Oldman arrived in tuxedo and white scarf, holding Soulacoaster at his naval as if he were delivering a sermon. For just over a minute, he recited with eloquence a passage that details a chance encounter between Kels and the rapper Tupac Shakur.
“We’ll just let it do what it do.”
Oldman’s delivery certainly gets a boost from the dimly lit stage and a straining chorus of violins, but this is the kind of stuff that would bring out the waterworks if it was recited outside of a bathroom stall in New York’s Union Square subway station.
That’s, um, what Soulercoaster‘s going to be like, I guess. We eagerly anticipate William Shatner‘s next move.
Photo via YouTube
Chase Hoffberger reported on YouTube, web culture, and crime for the Daily Dot until 2013, when he joined the Austin Chronicle. Until late 2018, he served as that paper’s news editor and reported on criminal justice and politics.