Speakers Push Air


“I Know Elvis Was A Racist”
January 8, 2010, 2:32 pm
Filed under: Miscellaneous

“A few years ago on some live VH1 show, Mary J. Blige sang the Carl Perkins song that Elvis made famous: “Blue Suede Shoes.” Afterward, she felt compelled to apologize to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “I prayed about it because I know Elvis was a racist. But that was just a song VH1 asked me to sing. It meant nothing to me. I didn’t wear an Elvis flag. I didn’t represent Elvis that day. I was just doing my job like everybody else.”

For the reasoning behind why Blige was following a “party line” she simply didn’t understand, go here


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