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1. Well, WAS Ledisi originally to be part of the Selma tribute, or was she not?
Thu Feb 12, 2015, 02:32 PM
Feb 2015

Last edited Sun Jun 4, 2017, 08:48 PM - Edit history (6)

I've found only one media source that dared to ask:

Beyonce just got herself caught up in some TROUBLING CONTROVERSY...You see, the Grammy Award planners committed to doing a tribute to Martin Luther King as early as December. And with the success of the movie Selma, they planned on using the actors/performers from the movie to help bring the tribute to life. Common and John Legend were to perform their Oscar nominated hit song Glory. And Ledisi - who played Mahalia Jackson in Selma - was to sing Take My Precious Hand. Well last week, Beyonce decided that she wanted to sing Ledisi's song...

(O)ne of Ledisi's closest friends...explained, "Beyonce was supposed to sing 7-11, it was all set. But I guess she changed her mind...Ledisi was rehearsing and everything, then last week they were, like, 'Beyonce wants to sing your part.' We all thought it was a joke, but it wasn't."

We don't know how reliable the source is, of course, especially since he or she is a friend of Ledisi's. But the time stamp on the screen capture of this photo from Ledisi's official Instagram feed dates it January 28 or 29 -- right within the source's timeline:


Now, whatever she could be referring to -- what has Ledisi been working on so intently that it required six years AND divine intervention? Learning to drive with a stick shift? Straightening her hair? Getting her boyfriend to leave the toilet seat down? Breaking into the big time by singing an award-nominated song from an award-nominated movie on national prime time broadcast TV?

Queen Bey, you've been stung BACK!!!

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