Sequence of events:
Sextape scandal forces R. Kelly to make grown, soulful music to stay relevant, and it works. Albums such as Chocolate Factory and Happy People saved his career from tanking
Then he tries sneaking his way back into the bedroom on albums such as TP3: Reloaded, Untitled, and Double Up. The outcome wasn't as great.
So he goes back to the grown up soulful R&B music that focuses on the Pioneers before him 2 albums straight (Love Letter, Write Me Back) and NAILS IT!!
And now he returns as a "Sex Genius" (best song BTW) that wants ladies to show their pu**y so he can get in his knees and ask it to marry him...
Black Panties proves that R. Kelly's job as a sex therapist is pretty much done, but he still can be a baby maker. All he needs is to do is replace his immature lust with some R&B soul.