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

Published: Thursday 5th Feb 2015 by Rashad
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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…

While Ledisi lovers continue to cry foul over the Grammy decision, Beyonce’s beloved #Beyhive are on the defense with hopes of redirecting the finger pointing it seems.

For, as fans of the ‘I Blame You’ singer are blaming the Grammys for making a “political decision” to replace her with Beyonce for the forthcoming tribute, they are citing everything from the ever-ongoing ‘light skin vs. dark skin’ debate to committee politics and “popularity contests” among lingering theories of why the powerhouse songstress was never considered to participate.  The fire was only fueled when it was brought to their attention that she would in fact be in attendance as she’s nominated for ‘Best R&B Performance’ for ‘Like This’ (found on her ‘The Truth’ album).

In that same category, she’ll go head to head with Beyonce’s ‘Drunk In Love’ and more for the trophy.

The #Beyhive, on the other hand, argue that Bey should not be blamed if she was invited and had no hand in calling for Ledisi’s exclusion.  As both sides continue to argue on Twitter, you tell us:

Your thoughts?

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  1. The Beysus Impact February 5, 2015

    Who the f*** is Ledisi???? LOL WE WANT QUEEN BEY!!!!!

    • SnowBunny February 5, 2015

      The one who actually portrayed Mahalia in the film….

    • Edna February 5, 2015

      Who is she compared to what Beyonce has accomplished not much… but what thing you can’t take from her is her undeniable talent..

      I don’t believe it’s Beyonce’s fault that the GRAMMYs chose her over Ledsi but I think it’s still the job of the GRAMMYs to aid in boosting the profile of under the radar artist. It’s the reason R&B is doing so poor on charts it used to dominate in the 90s and early 2000s. It’s time we the GRAMMYs stop neglecting R&B artists and finally give them a stage to showcase their talent.

      • Toohotfortv February 5, 2015

        Who is she compared to beyonce? Umm…. a remarkable vocal talent. In all candor, it would show a lot of class if they just did it as a duet. But, I almost think beyonce might be afraid of ledisi’s vocal chops. And once again, someone’s album sales does not denote the merit of their artistry. I completely don’t understand that logic. Anyway, that was really tacky of the grammy producers to not include ledisi.

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    • Cha Cha February 7, 2015

      No other explanation, than old school colorism. Bottom line is that if Ledisi were an unknown light-skinned exotical chick, the Grammys never would have pulled it. This has nothing to do with Ledisi being unknown; she’s dark with natural hair. John Legend and Common are both light skinned. With Bey, they have the ‘classical’ beauty that appeals to white wpeople. Hell, hite folks don’t know Common either, but he’s light, so it’s all good, and they kept him in. Bey should have politely declined, and sang one of her songs, OR they should have done a duet. Ledisi hands down should not have been excluded. Disappointed in Bey, thought she had more class and professional respect than that. Then again, look how she did her Destiny’s Child “sisters”. The graciousness and humility is just part of the character that she has created.

  2. maurice February 5, 2015

    that’s cos Beonce is a song thief who wants to make everything about her.

    Rihanna will steal the show anyway wit dat big a$s forehead.

    • SURPRISE…….(DEC.13) February 5, 2015

      You are the true definition of a DUMB THOT. The song does not belong to ledisi, she covered the damn song. Bey is not stealing anytHing, she was invited to pay tribute and that’s what she is doing. Go have a f****** seat. P.S RIHJECT IS NOT STEALING ANYONE’S SHOW, THE ONLY THING SHE SHOULD TRY TO STEAL IS SOMEONE’S VOCAL CAPABILITIES.

      • RCi February 5, 2015

        R**** will be steal the menz at the Grammy’s. Beyonce u betta watch out R**** gonna steal yo camel.

  3. truthtea February 5, 2015

    Ledisi is more deserving and classy to be on that stage than Beyonce. I detect no lies with Ledisi’s statement! It’s all about politics.

    What chaps my a** even more is how cruel the Beyhive is and how Beybonic NEVER steps in and tells them to calm down. Just rememver, those who live in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones!

    • fatusankoh February 5, 2015

      Truthtea sadhow much hate you have for bey and her fans is ok for you all to hate her but it is not ok for her belove fans to come on her defencegod will continue to bless protect you from this hatters no matter how much they try to bring you down you will rise above them all good luck with the show

  4. SnowBunny February 5, 2015

    Ledisi should be performing, but of course politics…

    • RCi February 5, 2015

      No one would even pay attention to this performance if Beyonce wasn’t included. White people don’t even know who Common or Ledisi are. At least with Beyonce being part of this performance it will bring some positive attention to the film, soundtrack and the story.

      • Aguilera February 5, 2015

        Oh wow so it’s irrelevant if white people don’t know it? So sad and I’m white!!! Lol

      • obsidian February 5, 2015

        THEREIN LIES THE F’ING PROBLEM!!!!! We need to be asking white people the question, “How come you don’t know about Ledisi or Common?” It’s very frustrating to see minority performers with immense talent overshadowed because they’re not palatable to the white mainstream…..It’s time for minorities as a whole to force white people to confront the unwarranted racism they still harbor deep inside of their dark souls!

      • Cha Cha February 7, 2015

        Who cares what white people think? That’s the problem to begin with. Pandering to what white people want to see.

      • Sergio Wonder February 8, 2015

        So becausee white people don’t know who common and Ledisi are, we’re supposed to continue to feed into their ignorance? I think it’s unfair.

      • William February 8, 2015

        How can Ledisi ever get exposure if she is excluded from performance opportunities such as The Grammy’s?

  5. metzo February 5, 2015

    No disrespect to Ledisi cause I love one of her songs, but Beyonce should not be blamed for Ledisi’s exclusion from the tribute performance. She was invited and she accepted.
    Ledisi fans, sit the F*** down. I didn’t even know she had stans… Lmafoo

    On another topic, Crazy In love 2014 Remix and Haunted remix are now online and they’re sickening!!

    • FutureCIARA February 5, 2015

      Gift the remixes to me stingy ho

      • metzo February 5, 2015

        It’s avail on iTunes, cheap thot

      • FutureCIARA February 5, 2015

        BYE MetzHOE, And come back to twitter on Grammy day!!

  6. britneyraycarey February 5, 2015

    the BeyHive is such trash! and as always, they can’t spell right. Black ass cockroaches

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      • FutureCIARA February 5, 2015

        LMAO! Omg, Not Mya…

    • metzo February 5, 2015

      LOL. Madt or Naww??

      • britneyraycarey February 5, 2015

        i’m mad that a worthless cockroach steals air from me and my family

    • Rosie February 5, 2015

      Did S****** rise from the grave yet?

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      • britneyraycarey February 5, 2015

        has Lana even had a career yet? it’s almost non-existent

      • Rosie February 5, 2015

        Considering Lana can sell out a theatre (actually her next tour is amphitheaters with 10K+ capacity) unlike S****** and UV outsold S******’s last two albums worldwide…
        *waits for it to cling to 1999*

      • britneyraycarey February 5, 2015

        LMAO !! Please get your dumb ass brain checked out, the fact that you’re comparing an album by an artist 15 years into her career to an artist that hasn’t had a memorable career yet. Embarrassing! & yes boo, 1989 outsold both of your pathetic flop faves. Why you mad cause your faves will never touch 100 million albums? Britney did it, why can’t Beyonce? flop!

      • Rosie February 5, 2015

        What kind of inflated ass receipt? S****** isn’t even CLOSE to 100 million albums. S******’s career is only memorable to a few bottoms from Latin America, literally everyone else in the GP sees her as a braindead has-been redneck from Louisiana with literally no talent whatsoever, can’t even sing live, can’t even sell out a 4K capacity theatre in Las Vegas. Bey’s career started BEFORE S******’s and she’s probably THE biggest female celebrity in the world right now. Sit.

      • Rosie February 5, 2015

        Oops, typed email wrong.

      • britneyraycarey February 5, 2015

        You wish her sales were inflated, you can’t accept the fact that Britney is better and Beyonce hasn’t even reached 50 Million albums lol! Britney is THE ICON, Beyonce is just a small time thing and nobody is going to care about her 10 years from now. Are you stupid? Britney’s Vegas show is doing amazing, so many shows are sold out and she’s making millions because of it. Honey stop lying, lying will only cause you to be damned to hell while I go to heaven for keeping it like it is. Ugly rat, that ugly name of yours that your retarded grandma chose for you lol! Rosie is one of the most hideous girl names ever!

      • Sass February 6, 2015

        The delusion is fuckking real @ small time thing. 18 years and STILL going is small time? Like Rosie said, Beyonce started before Britney and is STILL massive. Britney was a f****** fad which is why Beyonce outsold all her albums released after she went solo. If it wasnt for white teeny boppers at the time S****** would be nothing. How dare you say no one will care 10 years from now? Beyonce is already a young legend and even if she sold ONE album shes been around and had too much impact on a generation of music to be forgotton. If you dont like Beyonce thats fine but dont make such delusional statements.

  7. The Beysus Impact February 5, 2015

    Just rememver, those who live in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones! <<<< well Bey lives in a mansion soooo…

  8. FutureCIARA February 5, 2015

    OMG, Nooooo. Why are they wilding out!

    They have a reason to be upset seeing that their fav was not invited to give tribute to an important cause since she was a part of the film.

    Yet Bey will bring the much needed recognition that this movie and topic needs to get people talking about the issues of race still prevalent in our world and current generation. While dumb stans are fighting over who performs or not, we need to be concerning ourselves about this very important issue of racism, not only in our government but around the world. Arguing about music artist while the government is sneaking up trying to take away important rights! There is so much more they can be using their time, energy and 140 characters for.

    • metzo February 5, 2015

      Exactly!! Finally, a logic comment. Took the words right out of my mouth. Well said boo.

    • obsidian February 5, 2015

      Well what are you doing to advance the cause of our people besides writing a long dissertation on why we shouldn’t be debating about who’s singing a song on an awards telecast?

  9. fatusankoh February 5, 2015

    What is wrong with this hatemongers go away Ladis stope your hate toward bey

  10. metzo February 5, 2015

    Everytime, Beyonce and Boots join forces, it’s MAGIC!! should work more with him and keep doing songs like haunted, Jealous, Dreams, Crazy in love Remix. EPICNESS overload!!

    • SURPRISE…….(DEC.13) February 5, 2015

      I agree sis, especially the haunted remix. I love what they did with that song, i might even prefer it to the crazy in love remix….#sickening

      • metzo February 5, 2015

        Yes the beat is amzeballs!

    • fatusankoh February 5, 2015

      You so right metzo I love the remix I already preorder it my fellow fans let continue to love support our bey don’t let the hatters get to us

    • Royalkev February 5, 2015

      Thanks for the reminder Metzo! 🙂 Love what I heard so far! Definitely getting Haunted & CIL Feb 10th!

  11. FutureCIARA February 5, 2015

    Anyway, Mahalia Jackson Is QUEEN! And your Favz, Fav, KNOWS IT!

    • metzo February 5, 2015

      Lmao @ your antiquated ass. Lol. I don’t even know who she iz

      • FutureCIARA February 5, 2015

        Research her on YouTube, She is OLLLD School, And used to sing at Martin Luther Kings church when he was alive. She is the blu-print for Spiritual Gospel music! Your fav knows who she is!

  12. beautifuldisaster89 February 5, 2015

    I want a performance from Beyonce but I would prefer Ledisi . Beyonce is already going to get enough shine with being nominated and all. Ledisi should be introduced to the masses she’s very talented

  13. Ciara QUEEN Harris February 5, 2015

    If Beyoncé were as gracious as she portrays herself, she would allow Ledisi to perform the song. She was in the film for Gods sake. Shame on the Grammy committee. You can nominate the girl, but she can’t perform a song from a movie that she was a part of…smh.

    • SURPRISE…….(DEC.13) February 5, 2015

      The grammys f****** invited her to sing and pay tribute to SELMA. Was she supposed to say no???. The ledisi fans talking s***, paid her last album complete dust. #FAKESTANS

      • Ciara QUEEN Harris February 5, 2015

        Ledisi is not a 25 year old pop artist. She is an urban AC artist who is over the age of 40 & I am sure her small fanbase purchased her album, f**.

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    • Kyle February 5, 2015

      Lmao bye! Its not Beyonces fault ledisi was not asked. Beyonce showed enough grace when she let Taylor have her moment at the VMAS, she does not need to give up her performance.

      • xedos February 5, 2015

        she could have turn it down and vouch for ledisi

  14. truthtea February 5, 2015

    My comment was directed at the ignorant a** Beyhive! You will attack anybody who doesn’t agree with or like your precious Beybonic. Not everybody has to like her and I’m one of them. You attack everybody but yet when it people clap back, you get b*** hurt! That’s what I meant!

    Now take your 1.0 GPA and 1st grade reading level a**es off the internet and go learn something in school!

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    • fatusankoh February 5, 2015

      Who care if you don’t like bey and don’t worry about what we don’t know you all hate her for no reasion thank god you hatemonger are not God

  15. Molly February 5, 2015


    • The Beysus Impact February 5, 2015

      And remove Ciara while we’re at it— oh wait she was never invited… Never mind…

      • Ciara QUEEN Harris February 5, 2015

        YAWN STALE SHADE. “I Bet” is currently blazing urban radio xx

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    • BeyRihLiyah February 5, 2015

      the only thot around this biitch is T*****-Ara with her Bastarrd Child

  16. Kyle February 5, 2015

    People are so petty when it comes to Bey. She should not be blamed for the fact you got snubbed. Take your anger out on the white men behind the scenes. Beys just doing her job.

    • Ciara QUEEN Harris February 5, 2015

      I don’t think anyone is blaming HER, yet you f*** are getting your tucked penises in a bunch and attacking GROWN ASS Ledisi…sit down somewhere pansies.

      • Kyle February 5, 2015

        You clearly are! Talking about how shes not gracious just because she accepted an invitation. Mess.

    • xedos February 5, 2015

      she did not choose herself ,but she could have vouch for Ledisi to get the spot,but she didn’t

      • Kyle February 5, 2015

        You’re living in an idealistic world. It’s the music business, you can’t blame Beyonce for taking up a great opportunity like tributing a black movie. If she declined y’all would have said ‘she doesn’t represent black people enough, she only cares about her music’ Just STFU.

  17. Rosie February 5, 2015

    The bitter ass f****** breaking their knees RUNNING in here.
    Anyways, I see why Ledisi fans are mad, but at the end of the day it’s the Grammys, who already chose popularity over everything. I think they should be happy Bey is giving the song a little more spotlight (especially to clueless American whites who believe in “reverse racism”). Ledisi did do an excellent job in the film, so did everyone else.
    Besides, the Grammys are already doing more for the film than the racist ass Oscars who will give the film Best Original Song at most, although it was the most critically acclaimed movie of the year and was much better than that overhyped trash 12 Years a White Boy – I mean, Boyhood.

    • fatusankoh February 5, 2015

      Thank you Rosie well said

    • I STAN(D) FOR TALENT February 5, 2015

      Is someone madt at my presence?!?!

  18. Molly February 5, 2015

    Beyonce doesn’t give a f*** about blacks

    • Brandys Starr February 5, 2015

      You’re stupid.

    • SURPRISE…….(DEC.13) February 5, 2015

      You are one tired soul……Go make sure #IBETIWILLFLOPFORTHETHIRDTIME CHART IN THE ITUNES TOP 10.

    • The Beysus Impact February 5, 2015

      Even though she IS black???

    • FutureCIARA February 5, 2015


      Lmfao! Your comeback comment is this… “Beyonce doesn’t give a f*** about blacks”

      LOL I F’n LOVE U! Welcome back, and come back to Twitter Messy Mollz

    • Tyler February 5, 2015

      No, you don’t care about blacks HALF BREED.

  19. xedos February 5, 2015

    Beyonce thinks its all about her. If the girl play the character in the movie she as a black woman should tell the grammy to use ledisi. I bet rihanna would never do shyt like this. when rihanna heard the demo for stay she call the guy who wrote it and ask him to sing on the song with her. beyonce would never do something like that. Ledisi may never come close to get to perform at the Grammy again.

    • SURPRISE…….(DEC.13) February 5, 2015

      SHUT UP AND STOP SPREADING LIES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Huh? February 5, 2015

      Are you crazy? Beyonce was asked to do the damn tribute. Why dim her light for someone else. If Jennifer Hudson was asked to the tribute none of you would have anything to say, just mad because its Beyonce. Probably have never purchased a Ledisi album in your lives…bye

  20. Brandys Starr February 5, 2015

    Really people? Did you you expect Beyonce to say no? Come on get real you don’t have to beyhive to agree thats stupid and unfair. Sorry to Ledisi and everything but your misfortune isn’t Beys problem. Thats beef you got to take up with those who had control on whether you can perform or not.

    • Ciara QUEEN Harris February 5, 2015

      Brandy will never see that stage again that’s for sure

      • Brandys Starr February 5, 2015

        Brandy is a legendary R&B veteran who doesn’t need to see another stage and she’ll STILL have an important legacy. Unlike the fad budget Janet you stan for.

      • Ciara QUEEN Harris February 5, 2015

        Ciara still CHARTS. When’s the last time Brandookey did it??????

      • Brandys Starr February 5, 2015

        Does she? Where? I don’t see ‘I bet’ anywhere impressive.

  21. BamWamm February 5, 2015

    First Ledisi COVERD the song…okay she played M.Jackson in Selma but Beyonce was asked to do it..if it was that big of a deal Common & John Legend should’ve made some changes..they obviously have no problem with it.

    GET OVER IT..its just a performance …

    • Ciara QUEEN Harris February 5, 2015

      DUH b**** if you are black and go to church you know the song is old as dirt but that’s beside the point!!! Ledisi is nominated and will be sitting in the audience while Common (who was also in the film) performs.

      • BamWamm February 6, 2015

        B****????? Girl STFU & call me when Ciara is even allowed to perform at the grammys…

  22. Ashley February 5, 2015

    It’s not about removing Bey, it’s about giving another deserving artist a chance to shine. Isn’t Bey already doing her own set?? Why not have Ledisi sing the song she actually sang in the movie? The stans would’ve had a fit if Bey was replaced by another artist to sing that Etta James song.

  23. Huh? February 5, 2015

    I can’t at some ppl wanting Beyonce to dim her light for others. I heard Oprah ASKED Beyonce personally to do this tribute with Legend and Common. Ledisi will get her shine at the BET awards. Black ppl stay pitting their artist against each other.

    • Ashley February 6, 2015

      How can Bey’s light be dimmed by allowing another artist to shine? Physics says that’s impossible. How can Oprah ask someone to do something when the Grammys have NOTHING to do with Oprah. When tf did Oprah become a musician??

  24. Queen Madonna February 5, 2015

    Ms. Jackson had a soulful, passionate voice. Which Beyonce doesn’t have. Bey, is an incredible vocalist but she lacks soul & passion. She’s too correct in her singing. It doesn’t fit Mahalia’s style. But, we shall see come Sunday…

  25. Fine ass lou February 5, 2015

    Beyonce stans are as dumb as rocks just like her. This chickenhead is clearly fraudulent yet they defend her like she’s their leader. Since when does she perform gospel songs anyway? Why isn’t she performing pretty hurts or one of those songs from that tired dated a s s album? She’s tacky and buys her way into being apart of things greater than her. No one would actually choose Beyonce to sing a gospel song because her voice is limited and soulless. She’s a fraud

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    • Alex February 5, 2015

      B**** f*** you!!! Yo damn shriveled up ass daddy a fraud!!!!!

  26. Slay_Hive February 5, 2015

    LOL Everyone is so mad at Bey. Its not her fault that she was chosen. I think more people would rather see her perform. I’m not here for Ledisi’s screaming

    • Ciara QUEEN Harris February 5, 2015

      If Ledisi screams then wtf does Beyonce do with that annoying yodeling vibrato. Ledisi will murder Beyaki vocally and that’s a fact f**

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      • Slay_Hive February 5, 2015

        B**** don’t even reply to me about vocals with “Queen” Ciara in your name. Fake ass pressed hiding Rihanna fan. Is that why you’re so mad?

      • Aguilera February 5, 2015

        Lol I’m sorry but what does a Ciara fan know about vocals?

  27. Royalkev February 5, 2015

    It’s unfortunate that Ledisi won’t be apart of the tribute. That should have been given some consideration. That said, ‘Take My Hand, Precious Lord’ is a song that’s been covered many times. It’s not as if Ledisi is nominated for her rendition of it (or even the Selma soundtrack itself). Beyonce was extended an invitation to perform the song (that many people associate with Mahalia Jackson) and there’s really no wrongdoing in that.

  28. Aguilera February 5, 2015

    ewwwww I can’t even imagine beyonce singing this!!! She had a nice voice but Ledisi sang with so much conviction the way Mahalia would have liked it.

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      • Aguilera February 5, 2015

        And if it does? She will still have her talent to fall back on……

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      • Aguilera February 5, 2015

        Sip Clorox.

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  29. Kendall February 5, 2015

    A lot of people in here only want to attack because its Beyonce. If it was any other black artist no one would give a hoot about it. Its just dispicable double standards. Stop acting like you care that Ledisi got snubbed when people just use it as an excuse to lay into Beyonce. Ledisi fans can be understandably pissed at whoever set this up. But if you really cared that much about who represents the film you should look at the bigger picture and acknowledge the fact Beyonce WILL give this film some much needed exposure and stop getting your panties in a twist just because its Beyonce.

    • fatusankoh February 5, 2015

      Omg KendallI was thinking the same thing hatters will doanything when it come to putting bey down but withthe help of God we her fans and good people bey is here to stay shine rise above all their hate

    • Sturner February 9, 2015

      Fact #1 – why do we assume that Selma NEEDS Beyonce for exposure?

      Fact#2 – this is not just about Beyonce. What if Ledisi was asked to sing an Etta James song that Beyonce sang in her movie…and Beyonce was sitting inthe audience? How would Beyonce fans feel.

      Fact#3- The Grammy producers had it all wrong…it just doesn’t make sense to ask Beyonce to sing this song.

  30. I STAN(D) FOR TALENT February 5, 2015

    Fleas I’ve arrived!!! #WhoGonStopMe #YesIKnowTheLyricsToBeyoncesHusbandsSong #YesImPerchedAtAllHerPosts #DontMeanILikeHerTho. Ledisi deserved this, she has acomplished more than beyonce and had higher chart positions. Ledisi has had more number 1 albums and has owned her own line, brand and cosmetics, Ledisi has been doing this shït since ’97 !! Ledisi is a goddess… no wait I think I got my medication mixed up with my vitamins… one second BRB

    • I STAN(D) FOR TALENT February 5, 2015

      you know a hóe had to run to occupy this post #UndercoverStan

    • XXX February 5, 2015

      The lies you tell.

      • I STAN(D) FOR TALENT February 5, 2015

        You were saying?!?!….
        The fleahive do NOT know how to read receipts. Ledisi has had at least 7 number 1s and has higher chart positions and is even on the bestseller list. More people know who Ledisi is! her album sold out in 10 walmarts across texas within a week!

        nice try tho!! I do love your persistence!! 🙂 🙂

      • XXX February 5, 2015

        Is that supposed to be joke? Cos it’s really not funny.

  31. BeyRihLiyah February 5, 2015

    the lessors of the industry always blame beyonce for their misfortunes in their careers it not beys fault that ledisi didn’t get to perform they need to take that shitt up with the grammy’s

  32. LB February 5, 2015

    Mark111 said it best, this is the only generation that actually watches something they don’t like. You don’t like, don’t watch, that simple.

    • SURPRISE…….(DEC.13) February 5, 2015

      You have been missed, my friend…..

    • I STAN(D) FOR TALENT February 5, 2015

      Mark111 said it best, this is the only generation that actually watches something they don’t like. You don’t like, don’t watch, that simple. ➡ Still doesn’t explain why Me and You are alway perched at every Beyonce post >>>>>

  33. HYISY February 5, 2015

    People will do anything to try and bash Beyoncé!
    Sure Ledisi can sing,but the chick sells like 100K per album,her fans are mad but they don’t support singles or albums. On top of that singing preference is subjective, I’d rather hear Beyoncé than ledisi. Screaming isn’t singing and runs with pitch isn’t yodeling. B****** trying to drag Beyoncé’s vocals but Stan for Ciara? Sike! Ledisi has been at it for over a decade and is still nothing more than a modern day chitlin circuit singer,who’s fans swear she is everything but somehow she still can’t move units,meanwhile Beyoncé just let’s the fans handle it. I wish Beyonce was still like she was during the pre-survivor era,can you imagine if she had access to social media then, people better consider themselves lucky Beyonce doesn’t read random like she used to.

  34. XXX February 5, 2015

    I can understand why they may be salty about her not being asked but Beyonces not to blame for that. That’s like blaming the person who got promoted before you unfairly and not the boss.

  35. Aguilera February 5, 2015

    Just listen to Ledisi’s version above…haunting!!!

    • SURPRISE…….(DEC.13) February 5, 2015

      THE ONLY FATGULESSOR STAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      • Aguilera February 5, 2015

        Why are you so pressed by my presence? Typical ratchet, uneducated, ghey, no lifed Hive.

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      • Aguilera February 5, 2015

        Are you done yet?

      • SURPRISE…….(DEC.13) February 5, 2015

        NO B****, I’M JUST GETTING STARTED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!LOL

    • I STAN(D) FOR TALENT February 5, 2015

      Why are you so pressed by my presence? Typical ratchet, uneducated, ghey, no lifed Hive ➡ YUCK UH! The Hive make me sick! Just because Floptina is a fat has-been and looks like the type to not change her underwear everyday, Does NOT give them the right to drag her.

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      • Aguilera February 5, 2015

        Sounds like you’re describing Rihanna. 🙁 #FourFlopSeconds.

    • I STAN(D) FOR TALENT February 5, 2015

      Sounds like you’re describing Rihanna. 🙁 #FourFlopSeconds ➡ #FourFiveForeHeads is a flop and I have admitted it, wasn’t Floptina clinging to Blake Shelton for collab tho! even she tried country music and it failed her just like it failed rih! Both them need to go back to the drawing board!

  36. Rosie February 5, 2015

    Really though, who are these Gravatarless trolls in this post?

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      • Rosie February 5, 2015

        One of the best songs on Paradise tbh. I think that EP is the perfect mix of Born To Die and Ultraviolence.

  37. TheElusiveLamb February 5, 2015

    Interesting. Ledisi is one of the most phenomenal voices I’ve ever heard, but it is not B’s fault that she was invited. Whether it was done because of popularity or other reasons, it is not B’s fault that she was chosen. What I don’t get is the hatres for either lady. Ledisi is so sweet and humble, so I highly doubt she would appreciate this B hate.

  38. Keri Qween February 5, 2015

    Did they lie? The Grammys made that decision based on politics, for ratings. Ledisi is a real Singer and a better one than Beyonce and she doesn’t walk around naked

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      • Keri Qween February 5, 2015

        At least Keri sings live

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      • Keri Qween February 5, 2015

        Relevant for being a thief and having no class lately, I’ll stick to real music and you have your overrated fave

      • SURPRISE…….(DEC.13) February 5, 2015

        REAL MUSIC???????? B**** BYE!!!!!!!!LOL

    • The Beysus Impact February 5, 2015

      Hun you’re just jealous that Keri can’t walk around anywhere and get recognised… Apart from some Beyhive members that throw Beyonce albums at her…

    • Slay_Hive February 5, 2015

      What do you know about real singing as a Keri and Rihanna fan? kiii Since you care so much about real singing, maybe that should give Rihanna’s performance spot to Ledisi. It’ll be well worth it! 😉

      • Keri Qween February 5, 2015

        I know Ledisi is a better Singer than beyonce Beyonce has no soul, she should stick to that trap music she’s doing now

      • Slay_Hive February 5, 2015

        Girl stop acting like your bad taste in artists ass knew anything about Ledisi until this post with Beyonce’s name attached to it, was created. kii Your opinion on vocals is null and voisd especially when Bey sings a MILLION times better than your faves.

      • Keri Qween February 5, 2015

        Slay hive your so pressed f**, I definitely knew who ledisi was before this post
        Unlike you, I listen to Real artists you should know that since Keri makes better music than your have anyways I like more ppl than rih and keri

        Shouldn’t you be listening to 7/11, that’s more your speed

        Spinning while my hands up you dont know music!

      • Slay_Hive February 5, 2015

        You listen to real artist but you are a fan of Rihanna and Keri though? I find that hard to believe. You saying Keri’s music is better is subjective. Especially seeing that the grammys doesn’t think enough of her “spectacular” music to nominate her for anything. I don’t even remember a song from her other than turnin me on. The song that ruined her career. FOH lmao

    • Slay_Hive February 5, 2015

      What do you know about real singing as a Keri and Rihanna fan? kiii Since you care so much about real singing, maybe they should give Rihanna’s performance slot to Ledisi. It’ll be well worth it! 😉

    • I STAN(D) FOR TALENT February 5, 2015

      Did they lie? The Grammys made that decision based on politics, for ratings. Ledisi is a real Singer and a better one than Beyonce and she doesn’t walk around naked➡ LOL!! dumb hœ! The grammies made a decision based on VIEWS, if ladies or Keri performed there would be no VIEWS 🙂 contact broadmoor hospital asap maybe they can knock some common sense into your FLAT Nigerian head!! http://www.wlmht.nhs.uk/contact-2/ 🙂 I mean WELL!

  39. Mark111 February 5, 2015

    Beyonce should do her OWN song then. This is messed up, let other artist have their moment.

    • SURPRISE…….(DEC.13) February 5, 2015

      But she was invited, its not her fault the grammys wanted her over ledisi. P.S most of the people coming for bey, have probably never even bought a ledisi album. They are just seething because it is Beyonce..#FACTSONLY

      • The Puerto Rican prince February 5, 2015

        I don’t listen to her music, but I saw Selma and she did an amazing job as Mahalia. It’s only right.

    • BeyRihLiyah February 5, 2015

      its not beys fault the grammys chose bey so ledisi needs to take it up with the grammys

    • Huh? February 5, 2015

      The Grammy’s asked Beyonce to do the damn tribute, get over it.

      • Mark111 February 5, 2015

        And if she was a good person, she would’ve turn it down. Or asked to do her song since she’s nom the most that night.

    • SURPRISE…….(DEC.13) February 5, 2015

      I am very sure, if RIHJECT was asked to sing this song( EVEN THO DAT WILL NEVER HAPPEN, WE ALL KNOW SHE WILL SOUND lIKE A DRUNK SHEEP) you would have made up an excuse for her..

    • TRUTH SERUM February 5, 2015

      I disagree with you 99.9% of the time on all things considering Bey but, @ Mark is right on this one. I’m hoping she resolves it.

  40. Solanges comb February 5, 2015

    Beyonce doesn’t give a f*** about anybody but her damn self. How many times has she performed at the Grammys? She could have let Ledisi have her moment.

  41. The Puerto Rican prince February 5, 2015

    Beyoncé doesn’t give a f*** about anybody but her damn self. How many times has she performed at the Grammys? She should let Ledisi have her moment!!

    • LEGENDARY BIITCHES February 5, 2015

      Biitch Get it Togather. Beyonce isnt Ledsi’s manager. She doesnt have to let her have anything.

  42. Mark111 February 5, 2015

    “The grammy invited Beyonce to perform. Is she suppose to say no?” YES! Turn off your stan mode and use some common sense.

    • SURPRISE…….(DEC.13) February 5, 2015

      She was asked to pay tribute to a film about MR kING. The song does not belong to ledisi. People are fake stanning, most of them don’t even know who she is.

      • Keri Qween February 5, 2015

        Just because you don’t know who ledisi is Doesnt mean others don’t , ledisi makes music for adults not ratchet trap music that your used to like 7/11 and bow down

      • SURPRISE…….(DEC.13) February 5, 2015

        Why are you here, aren’t u suppossed to be getting ready for Keri Slutson’s concert outside K.F.C?????? I heard there are still tickets available( 100% OF THE TICKETS ARE STILL AVAILABLE)

      • Mark111 February 5, 2015

        It doesn’t matter! The performance is a tribute to Dr. King and because of the MOVIE! A film that Beyonce was NOT part of! Why is an artist that has nothing to do with the project is apart of it? She have her OWN DAMN MUSIC. You’re telling me that ol BEYONCE, a huge artist, a huge grammy artist, the most nom of the night didn’t have the option to perform her own song?! She’s selfish and classless.

      • XXX February 5, 2015

        You are prime example of a person who only sees in one lane. Don’t you see the issue here is not Beyonce? It’s whoever decided to exclude Ledisi. Talk about switching off Stan mode… you need to switch off your preconceived ideas about Beyonce as a person and look at the bigger picture.

      • SURPRISE…….(DEC.13) February 5, 2015

        Because they are trying to bring more attention to SELMA. Let’s be honest the movie was a flop, it did not make a lot of money at the box office. So the producers of the movie and the grammys probably wanted to bring more attention to it, by having one of the biggest stars in the world to sing a song from the movie on music’s biggest night. It ain’t that deep..LOL

    • XXX February 5, 2015

      Why should she say no? It’s not a Ledisi song and her saying no wouldn’t mean they would then ask Ledisi.Common sense should tell you the politics don’t lie in Beyonces decision to perform a song, it’s whoever set up the arrangement. People are always directing their frustrations at the wrong source and wonder why they don’t get anywhere.

      • fatusankoh February 5, 2015

        XXX I dont know what to say you took itright out of my mouth thank you

  43. Barb B**** February 5, 2015

    Well I’d rather watch Beyonce. People getting mad should appreciate the fact the Grammys are actually giving this film some recognition unlike the Oscars. Beyonce is not at fault at all. And if means getting more people to tune into the tribute because Beyonces performing, then it’s got be done. Life ain’t fair.

  44. LEGENDARY BIITCHES February 5, 2015

    How do the fans know Ledsi isn’t performing. Leading up to award shows, its always this person isn’t performing or this one is. Just sit back and enjoy the show. Common was apart of Selma and loves that Beyonce is part of it. Its not your decision on who should perform. And for people doubting Queen Bey can bring it, please dont doubt this woman. Shes always proving haters wrong.

  45. Mark111 February 5, 2015

    “Hi, Beyonce, this is the grammys. Would you like to do this performance that will bumb the artist that sung it in the film? Oh no, then don’t show up, even tho you’re up for ALBUM OF THE YEAR.”
    Classless, selfish, self-centered person.

    • Slay_Hive February 5, 2015

      LOL They don’t give a damn about Ledisi and neither do you. She may have sung it in the film but it is not her song. People would rather see Bey

    • LEGENDARY BIITCHES February 5, 2015

      And Who Are You?????????

    • Kyle February 5, 2015

      Girl please if she performed her songs and turned down the film song you would’ve called her self centred for doing that too. You people are too predictable.

  46. The Beysus Impact February 5, 2015

    @TheBeyHiveTeam: It appears @Beyonce will also take part in the all star Stevie Wonder tribute at the grammys http://t.co/KW9zjcuxrP <<<< BOOM!!!!!!

  47. Slay_Hive February 5, 2015

    The same ones hollering let Ledisi have her moment, wouldn’t have even clicked on the post if Bey’s name wasn’t attached to it not would they give a rat’s ass about the performance. The grammys knew Bey would bring in a lot of attention for this segment of the show, and I think it’s wonderful that they are tributing black history month. What better crossover artist to choose? One who can slay a stage AND just stand there and slay with a mic in her hand. I’m looking forward to this. All eyes on Bey.

  48. Mark111 February 5, 2015

    It’s like the Oscars having Beyonce to perform Let It Go instead of Idina Menzel because hey, no one knows who she is. Stupid, the Bey Hive and Beyonce are lower than ants.

    • XXX February 5, 2015

      Yeah and the OSCARS would be to blame for that decision, not the artist they put in instead.

      • Mark111 February 5, 2015

        No! If someone invites me to something and I know that it will leave someone else out, I would turn it down. Why, because I would never take from someone else moment. Because I’m selfless , but Beyonce isn’t like that. She build a whole career of being selfish.

      • XXX February 5, 2015

        I don’t agree. Her misfortune is not at the fault of Beyonce. I’m sure any other star would take up that opportunity to expose a good film, that’s not selfish. But I can trust you WONT be tuning in to this performance on Sunday right Mark?

      • TRUTH SERUM February 5, 2015

        You made some good points up until that last sentence…

      • Mark111 February 5, 2015

        I am, but mainly for Rihanna and Beyoncé for album of the year.

  49. TRUTH SERUM February 5, 2015

    This is unfortunate. The message of Selma will be lost over all the controversy. I’m sure Bey will figure out a way to make it right; she’s a class act. For those of you who don’t know, Ledesi is the truth!

    • Keri Qween February 5, 2015

      A class act? Since when?!

      • SURPRISE…….(DEC.13) February 5, 2015

        Long before, ur flop fave started to screech for dear life outside K.F.C’S PARKING LOT.

      • TRUTH SERUM February 5, 2015

        I’m gone need you to get a new hobby. The obsession is real. Do yourself a favor and go one day without Bey. It will bring fourth great clarity grasshopper…

  50. beyonceneutralizer February 5, 2015

    I agree it brings awareness, and we very rare get to see beyonce in this way!!! It’s time for her to take it back home!!

  51. Keri Qween February 5, 2015

    Death at the hive always pressed over the college educated and talented Keri hilson! Kii y’all have been stalking her for years how pathetic

    And only the A/I//D/S hive would be talking about “at least it will get more views with Beyonce ” thats the thing…she’s OVERRATED and overexposed , let the REAL soul Singer Ledisi do the tribute

    • TRUTH SERUM February 5, 2015

      You follow bey more than any of the hive member on this site.
      Stop bragging on Keri’s education and get your own…. STAT!!!

  52. fatusankoh February 5, 2015

    Thank you Slay Hive and all the fans for standing for bey against this hatters i love you all

  53. Kisses Down Low February 5, 2015

    Lol I’m sure the same people in here so ‘anti’ this decision will be tuning in to see Beyonce and contributing to the ratings either ways LOL. So passionate about though right? It’s sooooo wrong right?

  54. Slay_Hive February 5, 2015

    Ciara should sing it tbh

    • RoyalBey February 6, 2015

      I AM DONE!!!!!!

  55. The Beysus Impact February 5, 2015

    @TheBeyHiveTeam: CBS will present “Stevie Wonder: Songs In The Key Of Life — An All-Star GRAMMY Salute,” a primetime entertainment special.

  56. The Beysus Impact February 5, 2015

    @BeyonceAUS: Beyoncé and Jay Z will be sitting front row at the #GRAMMYs on Sunday.

    As usual

  57. beyonceneutralizer February 5, 2015

    I love beyonce I’m eager to see how she does, I really feel she is capable of pulling it off. I personally think last year was the first time she had to deal with a very public issue that was caught on tape for the world to see. It’s no doubt that 2014 was a rough year for jay and boy’s marriage. If she can get lost in this song and use her real emotions,she very much cable of doing better than Ledisi herself!!! Because beyonce might not have that natural soul, but trust and believe the way her voice is design she can take it there, the girl got skill for days!!!

  58. B**** I Can’t Even Spell Welfare February 5, 2015

    This is, yet another, opportunity to pit two beautifully talented women against each other. Disgusting.

    Ledisi LOVES Beyoncé.

    The Grammy’s invited Beyoncé to perform. She is the bigger name. This is the nature of the business. Always has been. Always will be.

  59. oldschool February 5, 2015

    A “Real True” artist would have declined if another artist had sung the song in the actual movie and for the soundtrack.
    Janet and Michael Jackson would never do something like that. This is why they will remain as true artists.
    Politics and BullS–t!

    • LEGENDARY BIITCHES February 5, 2015

      Beyonce, Janet, and MJ are all three different people.

  60. Kyle February 5, 2015

    And if Beyonce turned it down and performed her own song these same people up in arms would still be calling her an opportunist. ‘Of course she’d want to make it about her songs blah blah’ The girl can’t win for nothing.

  61. #TeamTinashe Stan February 5, 2015

    I actually agree with the Ledisi fans but to a portion though. B..isn’t the one to blame though but it’s the Grammys fault because in the past they were all about appreciating the excellence of the unknown and known artists but now their more concerned about ratings I am starting to notice. There is a reason why certain genres aren’t broadcasted live anymore and that’s because the grammys is becoming the VMAs award show and that’s sad.

    • B**** I Can’t Even Spell Welfare February 5, 2015

      Exactly! Why are people acting brand new?! These days, the Grammy’s are much less concerned about breaking new or overlooked talent. They are only interested in ratings. Period.

      I adore Ledisi. I have since the very beginning. Going to see her live next month. But Bey is a pop cultural force. Of course they are going to call her perform in whatever capacity they see fit. This is the nature of the entertainment business. Again, BUSINESS.

  62. Bets February 5, 2015

    Beyoncé is a classic user & opportunist – she does not deserve this honor nor sing a gospel song (really with her p*rn antics).
    She and jay Z do not have a Civil Rights bone in their bodies, just ask Harry Bellefonte, a Civil Rights legend.

  63. Rihboy February 5, 2015

    I dont blame them! Beyonce just doing this for coin, and not for actually understanding the history on all of this. The “creole” is so white washed and uneducated; she is the perfect pawn for the grammys. Ledisi shits on her in the vocal department, however she isnt maintstream so they needed to have someone more nationally known. I side with the Ledisi fans on this. I dont understand why they would even consider Beyonce. She must be winning something that night. For her sake i hope she is. It would be a complete embarrassment to show up to sing about something your ignorant to, walking away empty handed for an album of flop singles.

    • Sass February 5, 2015

      How do you know what Beyonce is and is not ignorant to? You do realize Beyonces father was one of the few black children to attend his school, and had an escort. I’m sure Beyonce knows more about racism in AMERICA than miss “I bandwagon for tweets’ in your avi. She also has the approval of people like Oprah. And Beyonces album is a BODY of work, not a disc of singles. Thats why it got so much acclaim. So whether she walks away with anything or not, it still has more acclaim than any Rihanna album. I would would not expect a Rihanna fan to know much about that though since her albums are jumbled mess with no theme.

      • Rihboy February 5, 2015

        Oh so if Oprah endorses you, your automatically the business? In that case Rihanna endorsed by her too! You sound stupid. The b**** don’t know s***! She is performing for pay as usual. Probably haven’t even seen Selma, nor knows where Selma is. Rihanna doesn’t have to know she isn’t native to this country. So all that is in void! Who cares if her father needed an escort. That information has nothing to do with the fact she has had a spoon up her ass all her life, and is as dumb as a piece of cardboard. moreover, either way the singles still flopped! Every one. Not one number 1. It’s your opinion that the album is critically acclaimed. Honestly I thought it was garbage. I hope sam smith and then wipe they ass with her album come Grammy night. Right before she lip syncs to Glory.

      • Sass February 6, 2015

        No, don’t tell me stuff is my opinion when its based on Metacritic score. Unlike you, I don’t talk out my backside about what I THINK is true, I come with receipts. You’re talking out your asshole about what you THINK Beyonce knows. Just STFU and stop talking a load of garbage. Again, i’ll the ask the question how do YOU know what she knows about black history? How do you know her motive? And yes her family history has A LOT to do with it stop being so f****** selective. And yes Rihannas not native, THATS the point. She stays bandwagoning for American politics she doen’t know anything about. So again i’ll ask a simple how exactly do you KNOW what her motive is? Im shre she would have got paid to just perform
        a song from her album considering she is nominated for SIX awards. Or are just being a biased, bitter Rihanna fan with nothing better to do than look at the negative.

      • Sass February 6, 2015

        Oh and one last thing to shut your delusional ass down. Artists DONT GET PAID to perform at Grammys. SO whats the excuse now? ts for their own exposure. The mosy they get is goody bag. Can you really imaging a pay scale working Lmfao.

    • Alex February 5, 2015

      Lets talk about Ri’s flop album sales and her singles that are only as big as they are because of the featured artists! #Asyouwere

  64. bria February 5, 2015

    She also disrespected mlk in uprade u , well showing her delusions of grandeur’ i can do what Martin did for the people’ the min i heard that line i knew there was a problem

    Ocourse this is undeserved, she has put out nothing but fith and nothingness, getting came on and now she wants to run her behind up in a civil rights tribute

    Her bloggers defenders are constantly calling people dark butts etc now want to run up in this

    But whatever i wont be watching , what a farce!

  65. bria February 5, 2015

    Well she has but she is the antithesis while he led people higher, she and her husband have led people lower and are still going strong at it

    Their treatment is actually a smack in the face and a mockery of who we truly are, drug dealing, uneducated, bword, n word, anti education, materialism, colorism/ division, confusion, idolatry

    They aint slick,until black america makes it unequivocally clear that these are not our cherished anything this farce will continue

    They just a boastful rapper who still glorifies drugs despite how this devastates us

    She is just a boastful singer who helped keep peoples minds on lacefronts etc etc rather than anything of substance

    And oh they both want to be worshipped gtfohwtfs

  66. Sass February 5, 2015

    I can’t wait for this performance. If only some simpletons directed their frustrations at the real culprits instead of seeing it as an opportunity to pit two TALENTED black women of different calibers against each other on here. Shallow fools.

  67. Yeah I Said It February 5, 2015

    Wait. Ledisi has fans? Why aint they this active when it comes to buying her music?

  68. Tyler February 5, 2015

    Oh, so now people want to complain? “Selma”, actually BLACK entertainers PERIOD have been wrongfully snubbed by the racially bias media this entire award season but now that its finally getting some type of play, and a BLACK FILM with a gospel sound track, is being sung by a certain BLACK SINGER everybody wants to be up in arms? I wish you all would have been this passionate before since you “care” so much.

  69. Bey Satan It Is Cool February 5, 2015

    Beyonce could at least give Ledisi a break. Katy Perry gave Missy Elliott one. This is not about giving Selma recognition. How can artists be so selfish. I don’t understand her, she got a Christian woman walking out of the Grammys last year with her sexually nasty performance and now she wanna make up with that, perhaps manipulate people thinking she is a Christian. If you want to sing gospel and praise the Lord, go buy a bible first and read it carefully and obey what is says. You got a tattoo and piercings, heaven knows what else, you disobey the word of God yet you call yourself a Christian. Isn’t that against Christianity? Anti-Christian. Changing the word of God is like saying, you don’t give a #2 about what it says you make your own rules, this is the new generation. The Bible warned the word about people like Beyoncé. They are all Anti-Christians because they change the word of the Bible as it pleases them to make money. And there’s a lot of these artists. Fake. Satan. Money. Fire.

    • Tyler February 6, 2015

      Then what the f*** is it about? Beyoncé, a black woman, has the opportunity to make tribute to arguably one the best black films of all time, about one of the most revered black men in HISTORY, singing a gospel song that’s legendary within the black community. She could possibly bring more recognition to an underrated film and the CIVIL RIGHTS ERA that granted black people their civil rights. So why should she turn down this invitation?

      • Bey Satan It Is Cool February 6, 2015

        Because she is a attention seeking, song writing credit stealing thief. Who would turn that down now really? Unless you want to make your ass look relevant after you thrown you tittas and other private parts around the stage. They could at least hired a prostitute to come and swerve her va_jay_jay around on stage. Beyonce aint class no more, she’s lower than most of these artists. Fake. Thief. Liar. Manipulator. You beyhive will accept everything she does. So *bye. Ledisi has class and soul. Swallow your pride or swallow some…. *walks away*

      • Naomi February 6, 2015

        Stop being an overdramatic blind sighted hater^

      • Tyler February 6, 2015

        None of that is a logical explaination as to why Beyonce should have turned down the opportunity to make tribute to someone as ICONIC as MLK. If Beyonce throwing around her v***** was too much for you, then that’s an issue that you need to take up with the Grammy Committee because you sound f****** stupid.

  70. Adrian February 6, 2015

    I’ve seen a lot of ignorant comments on this article about this situation and I do for one believe it’s not only politics but It’s also how I look at it a shift of change going on in the industry as the most popular artist who are the most relevant in the charts are the ones who get that stage. t to me has nothing to do with “who’s better” It’s about being fair and letting the vocalists and who ever is involved in the film or tribute be apart. And it is up to them to give them that opportunity but they don’t want to. Which is why R&B artists are always left unsung and it’s such a waste to give to beyonce as she already draws enough attention and is gonna be celebrated. Ledisi should have have that moment but that is my opinion.

  71. Tyler February 6, 2015

    It would have been great if the had GRAMMY COMMITTEE asked Ledisi to sing the song but I do not blame Beyonce for accepting the invitation. Nor would blame any other African American entertainer given the opportunity to make tribute to Dr Martin Luther King Jr, Selma, or the Civil Rights Movement.

  72. Dev February 6, 2015

    If Beyonce want’s to make a fool of herself singing an unmoving soulless version of this song for her tepid masses she can go ahead

  73. dydy972 February 6, 2015

    I agree with ledisi. on the other hand, asking to remove beyoncé just 3 days before the Grammys won’t happen.

    • Sass February 6, 2015

      Ledisi has not said anything the irony is she loves Beyonce.

  74. Sass February 6, 2015

    I can’t at this bitter ass RIHBOY saying shes
    doing it for pay when its a known fact you don’t get paid to perform at Grammys/awards in general. Most of these artists are lucky to get an invite. Its for their own exposure. Why else do you think they get freebies? The definition of a bitter Qween who doesn’t know facts.

  75. coolness February 6, 2015

    Hm, I’ve only heard a couple of Ledisi songs and her voice is phenomenal. I do agree that her fans and those who watched her portray Mahalia in the movie have all right to complain about her not being included in the tribute. However, they should direct their anger towards the Grammy committee who simply did this for political reasons and as a way to garner higher ratings. I love Bey and I don’t think she is truly at fault but it’s very telling that she’s one of the most nominated artists of the night but she isn’t performing any of the songs off her album but is participating in a tribute that she had no prior involvement. It’s unfortunate because this is how our amazing talent gets swept under the rug.

  76. AnnaliseKeatingsNewWeave February 6, 2015

    This is something they really need to take up with the Grammy committee and organisers not the artists themselves. Beyonce is not confrontational; she would not have turned down the opportunity and suggested another artist; and this is how most musicians operate in this is business (just like if Ledisi was offered to sing at the Oscars she wouldn’t turn it down and suggest Bey). It’s like Beyonce being offered to sing ‘At Last’ at the inauguration by Obama instead of Etta James; It’s something Obama and his team decided themselves therefore they need to be the people getting the backlash; what artist would turn down that opportunity?

  77. SippingmyTea February 6, 2015

    It shouldn’t matter who sings it… its a damn tribute.. Just get over it…

  78. Naomi February 6, 2015

    Some of these comments just show how childish and smalll minded people can be. How are you gonna throw hate at Beyonce for being ‘selfish’ for simply taking up an offer. Get real, this is the music industry. I guarantee you had they akes any other artist, they would have accepted too. You need to get over the idealism and realize and look at were your real issues lie which is with the puppeteers behind the scenes. But even then, again its the music business and Beyonce is the more popular artist so she will more likely expose the performance and film more. Its just the way the industry goes, its not fairlyland. I can understand being disheartened if you’re GENUINE fan of Ledisi but otherwise stop acting like you give a s*** when you’re just using this an opportunity to spread hate forone artist.

  79. Qua February 6, 2015

    Half you people have to really be retarded especially the beyhive NOBODY SAID IT WAS HER FAULT!!! Clearly it was the Grammy committee, that’s like when Bey played Etta James and sung “At last” at the first dance for the Obama’s it would have completely been insane to have someone other than her sing the song. That’s the whole point it’s not about who sold more albums ledsi is in her 40s shes a Neo soul artist (different genres than pop) it would make sense to have her perform she killed that song on the soundtrack. The only reason they having Bey perform is because like Bet to get ratings you gotta have somebody big. Bet did it with they awards show and all you got was a pre taped performance but people tuned in to see her. Grammys are not about REAL artist it’s a popularity contest been that way for years now that’s why I don’t care to watch it anymore and sadly I will not watch this years. They were wrong the woman is nominated (even though we know Beyonce getting it) she will be there they could have asked her. Bey not wrong

  80. nate February 6, 2015

    What’s sad is that this attack is on Black Women. It’s okay for John Legend and Common to sing the tracks they sung on the soundtrack, but we have to recast the woman with a lighter skin pop star. You can no longer consider yourself to be a hub of honoring genuine musical greatness, and not feature a voice like Ledisi on the grammys. I blame the grammys, I would love to see Beyonce perform her own material, why not invite her for that? They intentionally pit these two women together, and no once cares to mention it. We’re conditioned so well.

    • Adrian February 6, 2015

      The difference between common and John and these two women is that both men are involved with the film and song. The problem with Beyoncé doing is that she’s not part of the film or really part of the song. The fact that shes a black woman in this universal topic isn’t the point cause they could’ve had a different singer like Brandy do if it didn’t matter who sang it.

      • nate February 7, 2015

        The fact that she’s a black woman has everything to do with it. She’s the black woman chosen to spoon feed the general population, who will watch, about black culture(Selma). If you notice, unlike twenty years ago, there are only a couple of black women they chose to do that nowadays. They are the only black women who get their music funded, and you’ll only see them perform on these big shows. Will I never get a chance to see a vocal talent like Ledisi on a stage as grand as the Grammys again? Why only segregate her to BET? When was the last time they had a TRUE r&b act performing on the grammys? Soon I’m sure they will delete the category all together. So yes, I think this very much has to do with race.

  81. WhatWouldNinaDo February 9, 2015

    For all of you mindless Beyonce fans, Ms.Knowles wasn’t invited. She contacted John Legend who didn’t have the cajones to say no to the Beygency. This just proves that Bey is a selfish, fake feminist who stole the spotlight from Ledisi – the very woman who sang the song in the film and who was there in the audience at the Grammys. Bey knowingly benefits from the colorism and racism in the music industry. If she were a real feminist, she would have shared he spotlight with Ledisi. And Kanye needs to have a seat, caping for that selfish high-yella heifer. She lost to Beck for Album of the year? Congrats to him lol! Karma is a b.

    • whatever February 10, 2015

      Beyonce’s airhead fans will defend this crap at any cost. I’m surprised that anyone even buys Beyoncé’s ‘cookie-cutter’ wholesome act. I’ve never been sold on Beyonce, try as I might to support her. She’s just phony. IT’s an act.
      Every now and again you catch a glimpse of her true face. Kind of like now.

      Selma just came. Now, I’d be damned if I played Mahalia in the movie, sang the song on the soundtrack but had to sit in the audience swallowing my pride while some b**** sang my s***!

      Common and Legend rec’vd accolades for their song on the Selma soundtrack. Beyoncé just wanted a little shine. She KNEW that no one was going to refuse her.

      No one’s pitting Ledisi against Beyoncé BUT Beyoncé…when she purposefully muscled Ledisi out.
      Beyoncé had a big year. She’s STILL having one. She’s beyond the point where she has to chase ‘coins’ so there’s no excuse this kind of dirty dealing beyond sheer greed and glory-hogging.

      Sharing the stage would’ve been a good option.
      Not doing the song would’ve been a better one.

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