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Benedict Cumberbatch Recites Sexy R. Kelly Lyrics on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!' (Video)

The British star does his best Kelly tribute by reading off lines from the R&B singer's "Genius" on Wednesday.

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Benedict Cumberbatch on "Jimmy Kimmel Live!"

Turns out Benedict Cumberbatch and R. Kelly have more in common than you think.

Late-night host Jimmy Kimmel brought the unlikely pair together when he tasked Cumberbatch with reciting lyrics off Kelly's single "Genius," from the upcoming Black Panties album on Wednesday's Jimmy Kimmel Live! Of course, Cumberbatch was game.

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With the racy Black Panties album cover behind him, the suited-up Sherlock star -- in town to promote The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug -- read a sampling of Kelly's sensual lyrics without breaking a sweat.

"Bodies so freaking soft / I can't wait to turn you on / You got me like la la la la ... baby," the British thespian said in his deep baritone voice. Impressively, he keeps a straight face through the majority of the Kelly tribute, even when he said with a wink: "When we wake up, I'mma hit that thing again / Promise."

Watch below. (The fun begins at the 0:30 mark.)