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I also recall when listening to gospel artists Fred Hammond and Pastor John P. Kee went to do a concert and both artists were taken back when they shared that many of the gospel artists that they see were more concerned about their shoes and appearance instead of representing Christ. This is not the lie…They “show out” when they believe status is in the house!
We know this!
There is something about putting on a performance and the real person shows up for the attention! Growing up in church, we were broken down for such erroneous behavior. As of today, All I can say is …”Whey”… Money, power and prestige changes a lot of people. I come from that ministry and showbiz musical background as well and to just know how “foolish” one gets just to be seen by someone who might sell you out.
I see the “craziness” that people die for to be discovered or stay discovered. So many don’t know who they are because they are insistent on riding on someone else’s coat tail to see success.
Some people were cut out for the cameras… and some will just sell their souls to the devil to be in one!
As if inner racial tensions are not strong enough. I saw the old “switcher- ruse” done with the Grammy’s. This skin thing is so darn stupid… simple as that!
That’ not a “snubbed” that total disrespect and this bothered me! The pain that I felt when she was actually in the audience to see how she was “ousted”. Where was the protest to not go on especially when the “artist’ wasn’t apart of this historic movie. I am sad.. and this goes to show you… that even in the 21st Century…the baits of racial divides are always in the house. I saw a Dr. King moment at the Grammy’s but it’s funny no one bothered to take it. I stand to be corrected but this was a moment to say… this isn’t fair!
Is it not this same old, same old keeping up the dickens about who is prettier and how will draw more viewers? I am sorry but I honestly had a “SPIKE LEE MOMENT”. These industries to sell records and movies has always been “cut throat” business.
Ledisi ,didn’t you know unless you are doing sexual gestures… under a pile of cosmetics…selling your history or failing to pursue your culture” You are not what they want. The industry isn’t ready for anything too dark…
Did you forget what they did to the most talented Martha Walsh(C. C Music Factory) or better yet, remember the “Weather Girls” aka Two Tons Of Fun…( Martha Walsh and Izora Armstead)They too weren’t good enough even though the industry down played their appearance… It was said that they weren’t the image they were looking for but use their gifts to make millions!
Thanks Ms. Ledisi for being the class act that you are! Yes it sucks and it sticks! The real gifts and talents never die and not quite respected. Acappella you have it hands down and your beauty who can compare?
There is one thing to be gifted with raw talent but it’s another to remain in a posture of being a lady in the midst of skin, hair and nails contests!
Ledisi Anibade Young, her names means “to bring forth’ or “to come here’ in Yoruba!