Sexiness. It’s a quality the Internet defines in many ways (...maybe too many ways), and few know the Internet better than Jimmy Kimmel. Last night he decided to mash up two of the most prominent icons of sexiness, bringing out Benedict Cumberbatch to perform a dramatic reading of “Genius” by R. Kelly. Kells was in the house as Kimmel’s musical guest and his infectiously sultry aura clearly rubbed off on Cumberbatch, because the guy who just played Khan Noonien Singh and Julian Assange took his sweet, stentorian time with lyrics like “When we wake up, I’m going to hit that thing again, I promise.”
Look for R. Kelly’s new album Black Panties in stores tomorrow, and look for Benedict Cumberbatch’s fans to lose all control over themselves today.