Benedict Cumberbatch Gives Dramatic Reading Of R. Kelly's 'Black Panties' – Video

5 December 2013, 10:41 | Updated: 4 December 2017, 11:10

Watch as the British actor performs the hilarious interpretation of the R&B star's song 'Genius'.

Benedict Cumberbatch performed a dramatic reading of R. Kelly's song 'Genius' during his appearance on Jimmy Kimmel this week.

The Star Trek actor sits down in front of a cover of the R&B star's album 'Black Panties' and gives the hilarious rendition of the track.

Benedict was there to promote new movie The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug and was in high spirits during his chat following his reading.

R. Kelly will release his new album 'Black Panties' this week in the US.

Meanwhile, he most recently teamed up with Lady Gaga for her song 'Do What U Want'.

Gaga has been teasing the official music video for the track this week and promised fans its unlike anything she's ever done before.