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Did You Miss It?: Ledisi Speaks On ‘Selma’ Tribute As #Beyhive Attack Frenchie Davis For Slamming It

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The #Beyhive are in overdrive tonight!

Indeed, before attacking 2015 ‘Album of the Year’ winner Beck for besting Beyonce‘s self-titled album in the coveted category, the group had their sights set on powerhouse vocalist Frenchie Davis for reportedly slamming the Grammy committee for picking the ‘Single Ladies’ singer to sing as part of its ‘Selma’ tribute.

As reported here, despite the film featuring singer Ledisi portraying Mahalia Jackson and covering her popular version of ‘Precious Lord’ for its accompanying soundtrack, the ceremony opted for Bey to perform the tune…even with Ledisi sitting in the audience.

Before the show took place, Entertainment Tonight caught up with the ‘Pieces of Me’ singer to get a piece of her mind on the decision.  This, as the #Beyhive continued a two day attack on the former ‘American Idol’ contestant, Davis, for lending her support via Twitter:

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Weigh In: Ledisi Fans Want Beyonce Removed From Grammy’s ‘Selma’ Tribute /#Beyhive Strike Back

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Beyonce fans across the world rejoiced as confirmed news of the diva’s addition to this Sunday’s Grammy Awards’ performer lineup filled headlines earlier this week.  Joining a star-studded bill that includes Nicki Minaj, Mary J. Blige, Madonna, Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, and more, it seemed only fitting that the R&B/pop diva tag along for what some are arguing is the best performance roster the show has seen in years.

Delight over the news began to dull, however, as reports surfaced indicating the songstress would not take the stage to lend a live rendition of hits found aboard her latest chart-topping ‘Beyonce’ album, but would instead be part of the ‘Selma’ soundtrack tribute to offer a rousing rendition of the historic spiritual ‘Precious Lord, Take My Hand,’ as popularized by Mahalia Jackson.

From there it all started to go downhill – especially for fans of Grammy-nominated diva Ledisi who not only portrayed the gospel queen in the film, but was not even invited to participate in the tribute after she recorded the version of the song found on the soundtrack…

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Ledisi Unveils 2015 Tour Dates with Raheem Devaughn & Leela James

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Looks like TGJ favorites Nicki Minaj and Trey Songz won’t be the only acts repping Urban music on the road next spring.

‘Pieces of Me’ performer Ledisi lifted the lid on news that she’ll be taking her powerhouse chops for a spin on a Stateside tour with a little help from fellow R&B gems Raheem Devaughn and Leela James. Christened ‘The Intimate Truth Tour,’ the trek will support Ledisi’s latest album ‘The Truth’ (in stores now) as well as her forthcoming seven-song EP, ‘The Intimate Truth’ (January 20).

DeVaughn will be supporting his upcoming project, ‘Love, Sex, & Passion,’ in stores February 10, 2015.

Kicking off February 27th in Los Angeles, will the crew be coming to a city near you? Tuck in below and find out:

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The Spill: Shanell, Romeo Santos & Nicki Minaj, Ledisi, Estelle, Raheem Devaughn

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Ever keen on keeping the masses abreast of fresh and/or often underrated talent, That Grape Juice presents ‘The Spill’ – a renewed look at not-so-new, yet active, acts.

Much like its ‘Freshly Squeezed’ sister segment, this revived assay aims to put the magnifying glass on talents who may not appeal to the buying public on a broad scale yet are still serving material that could easily spin side-by-side with some of today’s top hits.

Covering a kaleidoscope of genres, ‘The Spill’ is set to feature some names you probably know and love as well as some you’ll (soon) be glad to know.  Click below to find out the spill on Shanell, Romeo Santos & Nicki Minaj, Ledisi, Estelle, and Raheem Devaughn

 

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New Video: Ledisi – ‘I Blame You’

R&B is in full effect today!

Yes, we’ve already seen the likes of Tamar Braxton and Luke James dropping videos to their newest joints, and now they are joined by powerhouse songstress Ledisi.

After rocking ‘Black Girls Rock’ with the spirited, mid-tempo groove ‘I Blame You’, the singer taps famed photographer Derek Blanks to helm its accompanying visual.  Was it worth the wait?  You tell us:

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Watch: BET’s ‘Black Girls Rock!’ 2013 – Performances

Tonight marked the return of BET’s highly anticipated ode to women of color ‘Black Girls Rock’.

Much like its ‘BET Honors’ counterpart, the event is set to showcase some of music’s best and brightest performers to serenade and shine light on women of color who have made impacts on and in their respective personal and professional communities.

Airing moments ago, the Tracee Ellis Ross / Regina King hosted showing honored actress the legendary Patti Labelle, Mara Brock Akil, Queen Latifah, and many more

Featuring stage-blazing performances from the likes of Jennifer Hudson, Janelle Monae, Ledisi, Kelly Rowland, Sevyn Streeter, and more, tuck in below to see the highlights from one of entertainment’s biggest nights:

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The Spill: Adina Howard, Omarion, The Weeknd, Luke James, Ledisi, & More

Ever keen on keeping the masses abreast of fresh and/or often underrated talent, That Grape Juice presents ‘The Spill’ – a renewed look at not-so-new, yet active, acts.

Much like its ‘Freshly Squeezed’ sister segment, this revived assay aims to put the magnifying glass on talents who may not appeal to the buying public on a broad scale yet are still serving material that could easily spin side-by-side with some of today’s top hits.

Covering a kaleidoscope of genres, ‘The Spill’ is set to feature some names you probably know and love as well as some you’ll (soon) be glad to know.  Click below to find out the spill on crooners Omarion, Luke James, The Weeknd, and much more…

 

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