My Story (R. Kelly song)

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"My Story"
Single by R. Kelly featuring 2 Chainz
from the album Black Panties
Released July 23, 2013
Format Digital download
Recorded 2013
Length 3:36
Label RCA
R. Kelly singles chronology
"When a Man Lies"
"My Story"
"Do What U Want"

"When a Man Lies"
"My Story"
"Do What U Want"
2 Chainz singles chronology
"When I Feel Like It"
(2013) When I Feel Like It2013
"My Story"
(2013) My Story2013
"Talk Dirty"
(2013) Talk Dirty2013

"My Story" is a single by American R&B singer R. Kelly featuring 2 Chainz, written by R. Kelly who co-produced it with Nineteen85 from OVO Sound, for his twelfth solo studio album Black Panties. A snippet of the song was first heard at the BET Awards same year, then another a week after the award ceremony. The song was released on July 23, 2013 via R. Kelly's Vevo, and on iTunes a day later. The second snippet was not in the official song for no apparent reason, but later heard on the extended version of the song. The song debuted at #89 on the hot 100 during the week of the album's release after many weeks on the bubbling under chart.[1] No official music video will be released, but a documentary music video has been uploaded on R. Kelly's Vevo channel and a fan video was expected, but was never released.[2][3][4][5][6][7][8]

Music video[edit]

30 August 2013 the documentary music video was uploaded on YouTube, a fan video was expected, but was never released. No official music video has or will be made for this song.[3]


On November 18, 2013, Chicago Remix of "My Story" featured Chicago rappers Katie Got Bandz and Rockie Fresh.[9] On December 5, 2013, the LA Remix of "My Story", featuring rappers Too Short and Nipsey Hussle.[10]

Live performance[edit]

R. Kelly performed this song for the first time on BET 2013 with a golden cap and jacket with spikes.[11] R. Kelly performed "My Story" for the first time with the featuring artist 2 Chainz at Jimmy Kimmel Live! on the fifth of December 2013.[12][13]

Critical reception[edit]

"My Story" has received average ratings, with critics displaying mixed feelings for the song. Rolling Stone gave it three stars out of five.[14]

Formats and track listings[edit]

  • Digital download
  1. "My Story" feat. 2 Chainz – 3:36

Chart performance[edit]


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  2. ^ "R. Kelly Announces 'Black Panties' Release Date". Retrieved 20 May 2017. 
  3. ^ a b Video on YouTube
  4. ^ Video on YouTube
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-09-15. Retrieved 2013-09-10. 
  6. ^ "R. Kelly Goes From Broke to 'Money, Cars, Mad Hos' on 'My Story'". 29 July 2013. Retrieved 20 May 2017. 
  7. ^ "R. Kelly Releases 2 Chainz-Assisted 'My Story': Listen". Retrieved 20 May 2017. 
  8. ^ "Listen to R. Kelly's New Single, (Sex) 'Genius'". 17 September 2013. Retrieved 20 May 2017. 
  9. ^ "New Music: R. Kelly f/ Katie Got Bandz & Rockie Fresh – 'My Story (Remix)'". Rap-Up. Retrieved 20 May 2017. 
  10. ^ "Listen to The West Coast Remix of R. Kelly's "My Story" With Too $hort and Nipsey Hussle". Complex. Retrieved 20 May 2017. 
  11. ^ "BET Awards Performance: R. Kelly Strolls Down Memory Lane". Retrieved 20 May 2017. 
  12. ^ Video on YouTube
  13. ^ "R. Kelly Performs "Genius," "You Deserve Better," and "My Story" With 2 Chainz on "Jimmy Kimmel Live!"". Complex. Retrieved 20 May 2017. 
  14. ^ ""My Story"". Retrieved 20 May 2017. 
  15. ^ "R. Kelly Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard.
  16. ^ a b "R. Kelly Chart History (Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs)". Billboard.
  17. ^ "Hot R&B Songs - Year-End 2014". Retrieved 20 May 2017.