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Watch R. Kelly perform his Nelson Mandela tribute song 'Soldier's Heart'


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While primarily known as a the dude behind Trapped in the Closet, R. Kelly has also been active in celebrating and supporting the music and culture of Africa.

In fact, Kelly once wrote a song for the late Nelson Mandela called “Soldier’s Heart,” which he performed for Mandela in his home several years ago. Last night on The Arsenio Hall Show, Kelly stopped by to talk about meeting Mandela and performed “Soldier’s Heart” by himself at the piano. Check it out below. 

Kelly’s new album Black Panties is out next week. 

Originally posted December 6 2013 — 11:54 AM EST


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