WATCH: Benedict Cumberbatch Reads R. Kelly’s ‘Genius’ on Jimmy Kimmel Live

Published:11:22 am EDT, December 5, 2013| Updated:11:36 am EDT, December 5, 2013|

Benedict Cumberbatch, star of Sherlock and a sex symbol in his own right, went on Jimmy Kimmel's show last night to perform a hilarious straight-faced reading of infamously oversexed R&B superstar R. Kelly's song "Genius," off the Black Panties album.

It's pretty funny, even though this straight-faced-reading-of-inane-or-sexual-lyrics-or-prose-or-poetry thing is getting tired.

benedict cumberbatch reads r kelly on jimmy kimmel show

Here's Kimmel's interview with Cumberbatch:

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