Breaking: Betty Wright, Iconic Soul Singer, Dead At 66

Published: Sunday 10th May 2020 by Sam

In breaking news, it’s being reported that legendary R&B/Soul singer Betty Wright has died – aged 66.

Full story below…

Via TMZ:

Wright’s cause of death was not announced when her niece confirmed the passing. Something was clearly wrong though because 2 days ago, Chaka Khan made a plea … “Calling all my #PrayWarriors. My beloved sister, Betty Wright @MsBettyWright, is now in need of all your prayers.”

Wright, whom some in the music industry called one of the most underrated singers of her time, was recently honored on TV One’s, “Unsung.”

Betty recorded so many songs, including her 1971 hit, “Clean Up Woman. She was only 18 when the song was released, and it turned out to be her biggest song ever. Other hits included “Let Me Be Your Lovermaker,” “Shoorah Shoorah,” “Tonight is the Night,” and “Where is the Love.”

Our thoughts are with her family.

Your thoughts?

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  1. Sydime25 May 10, 2020

    Omg my heart dropped I thought it was Betty white. RIP Betty Wright

    • olusheyi+banjo May 10, 2020

      Not funny asshole

  2. Len75 May 10, 2020

    Wow I just literally watched her unsung and now this. Rest in glory!!!

  3. Erica May 10, 2020

    What the hell is going on? Rip

    • Fancy BISH May 10, 2020

      That’s what I was about to say! 😞 2020 needs pure help and somebody needs to beat Rona’s asss for real…when I see that bish it’s ON SIGHT! 🤬

    • Keyshia May 10, 2020

      I agree with that but really whats going on

  4. Pu$$yPopstress May 10, 2020

    I hate you 2020!!!!! Stop taking our greats!

    Take Camila instead

  5. K May 10, 2020

    Rest In Peace Angel

  6. IG: mixedboy May 10, 2020

    🙏🏾🙏🏾

  7. Jec2 May 10, 2020

    I learned about her from Making the Band when diddy had her come in to teach them…she was amazing

  8. Kevon May 10, 2020

    the Bible say that in the end of time Jesus will come snatch his people like a theft in the night

  9. Interac May 10, 2020

    Wait, is she the one who sings “no pain, no pain, no gain, no gain???”

    • olusheyi+banjo May 10, 2020

      She was an awesome an genuine artist. I loved her. Yes and she also dang Clean Up WomanMay she rest in peace

  10. Nippian May 10, 2020

    Lawd 2020 ain’t taking no prisoners. I’m tiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiied of people passing at this point. Betty was a trailblazing black woman who stood her ground and had the career she wanted to have. Betty had her OWN record label back in the 80’s and released her biggest album on her OWN label MOTHER WIT. I was just jamming to her song UR A H** (AND YOU DON’T KNOW). Betty had a tell it like it is attitude and she was such a beautiful spirit. If you haven’t check out her UNSUNG on TVONE. “…Don’t blame Mr. Charlie…Mr. Charlie is just a man and he’s doing the best he can”.

  11. olusheyi+banjo May 10, 2020

    She was an awesome an genuine artist. I loved her. May she rest in peace

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