Benedict Cumberbatch Reads “Black Panties” VIDEO

Fatimah Mazhar

Jimmy Kimmel interviewed both Benedict Cumberbatch and rapper R. Kelly on Wednesday night.

In order to find a way to connect the “eclectic mix of guests” on his show, the host came up with the idea of asking Cumberbatch to read the actual lyrics from R. Kelly's song "Genius” from the album “Black Panties.”

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Emmy, Golden Globe and BAFTA nominee Cumberbatch did a brilliant rendition of the (ridiculously) sensual song while successfully maintaining a straight face throughout the one-minute act.

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Watch the complete performance in the video above.