so beyonce did something.
at the grammys.
it has everything to do with that confusing performance.
the one she kinda “stole” from ledisi.
okay so here is what happened…
if you didn’t know,
ledisi is an amazing r&b/jazz singer with an beautiful voice.
she is still on the come up.
well she has a song on the selma soundtrack called,
“take my hand, precious lord”.
it is also a song she sung in the movie.
she played gospel singer ( x mahalia jackson ).
well common and john legend performed “glory” last night,
which is also on the soundtrack,
so it was only fair for ledisi to sing her song.
beyonce wanted to sing it,
so she went to john legend and common and that was that.
ledisi had no clue b was going to sing it.
she ended up watching from the audience.
this is what ledisi had to say about it:
“What I will say and what I’m excited about is that I had the pleasure of playing an iconic figure in Selma, and the song, ‘Take My Hand, Precious Lord,’ it’s been going on forever – starting with the queen Mahalia [Jackson], the queen of soul Aretha Franklin,” Ledisi told ET’s Kevin Frazier on the carpet.
“Then, I was able to portray and sing my version of the song, and now we have Beyonce. Her generation will now know the song, so I’m a part of history,” she continued.
one mo’ gin:
“We were actually approached by Beyonce. She wanted to do an intro to our performance and introduce us,” Legend told Kevin. “You don’t really say no to Beyonce if she asks to perform with you.”
i thought that was pretty nasty.
was it just me?
i feel like beyonce should have performed her own song.
one from her album.
the one that was nominated.
it was weird she decided to do someone else’s song.
one that was in a movie she had no involvement in.
one that belonged to another artist who needs the exposure.
like i love b and all…
ledisi was nice and classy in her response.
well these are the two versions:
lowkey: i think i’m more disappointed with common and legend.
quotes taken: yahoo