When I read one of the comments over at Tha Feedback that said LaTonya Blige-DeCoasta needs the assistance of auto tune on the gospel song “It’s Coming” [which features sister Mary J. Blige] I thought to myself that it couldn’t be that bad and if it is I’m not going to say anything. I’m not trying to block my blessings!
Let’s just say my soul has been chopped and screwed.
C+D previously featured the smooth vocal styling of LaTonya back in ’08 in case you missed it. Let everything that has bref praise Kang Jeezus! Thanks Nat!
ReRe the Body is the latest celebrity to have their star on Hollywood Walk of Fame defaced by anti-fur protesters. The future [yes, still in the making] Mrs. Catfish Wilkerson’s plaque has been inscribed with the words “Fur Hag!” How dreadful!
While the Queen is most likely unfazed by the defacing there is a quiet peace in Mary J. Blige’s fur crypt today. While a little scribbling with a marker will never be able to wash all of the blood off of Kendu’s hands it did provide a bit of solace to K-Ci. And in the end, that’s all that matters.
In more pleasant news related to Aretha Franklin, the now-famous bow-tied, Swarovski-crystal church lady hat that she wore at the inauguration last week is in high demand by tacky women and vintage zestlemen around the world! Click here to read about the man who is responsible for the design.
Mimikins was reportedly left pissed when she learned that she wouldn’t be seated with, oh, the important people at Tuesday’s inauguration ceremony.
[Insert Eli Porter pause]
A spy said, “Mariah was in the VIP area, where every celebrity, like Jon Bon Jovi, Mary J. Blige, Alicia Keys and Bruce Springsteen, was seated. But somehow she thought she’d be up with the Obama family. When she realized she wasn’t, she bailed.” Meanwhile, Carey ex Sean Combs is said to be upset that he wasn’t invited to perform at official events and disappointed that Jay-Z had a bigger presence. A rep for Carey declined to comment. Combs’ rep said, “It was one of the greatest moments of his life. Sean was invited to the inauguration and was seated third row, with Jay-Z, at the ceremony.” [source]
Nick Cannon should have stuffed a Jimmy Dean sausage biscuit in her mouth and pushed her down in an empty seat but then he wouldn’t have been DJing later on that night.
So why was Monica on stage singing that damn hard? She was doing a tribute to Willona Woods, of course.
Tidbits of behind the scene gossip from the BET Honors leaked out earlier this week. Here’s the scoop via That Bitch from Rhymes with Snitch:
The second annual BET Honors taped the other day and gossip is starting to leak out from behind the scenes. They say producers were really hot to have Keyshia Cole sing a tribute to Mary J. Blige, who was honored along with Tyler Perry and Magic Johnson, but Mary’s husband/manager nixed the idea claiming there too many comparisons between Mary and Keyshia as it is. Instead, Monica and Anita Baker sang the tribute to Mary while Keyshia was relegated to introducing choreographer Judith Jamison.
I blame the show producers and Kendu for this! K-Ci should have performed the tribute – - alone. It makes all of the sense in the world to me. More arrival flicks of Monica and Mary after the jump.
Mary J. Blige is giving Terri McMillian the same look I gave myself after I finished watching Derek Luke do his best diddy bop for the first time in Notorious. Terri must have asked Willona Woods if she had any single relatives. The Devil is a liar and the truth ain’t in him.
More flicks of the former Mrs. Jonathan Plummer and her stroke mouth after the jump.