- Big Lipped Alligator Moment: R. Kelly has had one during his live show, as Aziz Ansari describes in his standup Intimate Moments for a Sensual Evening. It contained a short break showing a video of him playing basketball, and goes back on stage without a mention of the reasoning behind the video.
- Draco in Leather Pants: Fans listen to his music, forgetting that he had intercourse with young girls and married Aaliyah when she was 15.
- Karma Houdini: R. Kelly hasn't suffered a career downfall after many allegations and court cases of rape. On the other hand/on top of that (depending on your own interpretation), the court found him not guilty on all counts.
- Never Live It Down: The rape/micturation/sex tape scandal.
- Signature Song: "I Believe I Can Fly", "Bump N Grind" or "Ignition (Remix)".