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R. Kelly and Usher messin’ with the SAME GIRL + RISE UP

R. Kelly and Usher messin’ with the SAME GIRL + RISE UP

R. KELLY DOUBLE UP in stores May 29

NEW! AUDIO: “Same Girl” duet with USHER

R. Kelly: Man she so fine
Usher: Straight up dawg
R. Kelly: She stand about 5’4”, Coca-Cola red bone

R. Kelly has written a song, “Rise Up,” about healing in the aftermath of the April 16 shootings at Virginia Tech. A gunman killed 32 people and himself on the university’s campus in Blacksburg, Va.

“Rise Up” is available digitally starting May 15, and 100 percent of the net proceeds from its sale will go to the Hokie Spirit Memorial Fund, said Jive Records, Kelly’s record label.

Kelly, 40, wrote the inspirational ballad after watching the events unfold on television while he was on route to a performance, Jive said.

The lyrics include the lines: “Rise up, when you feel you can’t go on, rise up, and all of your hope is gone, rise up, when you’re weak and you can’t be strong.”

The Hokie Spirit Memorial Fund was created to provide assistance to the victims of the families, as well as grief counseling and other needs for those affected by the shootings.

More info on the Virginia Tech Tragedy Memorial Fund

AUDIO: “Rise Up” (Virginia Tech Tragedy Memorial Tribute)

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