Despite the whispers about Beyonce snatching the mic from singer Ledisi for her Grammy performance of Mahalia Jackson’s “(Precious Lord) Take My Hand,” there’s more to it.
Beyonce invites the cameras behind the scenes of her preparation leading up to the big night. In the 8-minute documentary, she talks about her mother playing Mahalia Jackson’s rendition of the song. As well, she shares her grandparents history and connection to Martin Luther King Jr. and their march with him.
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On the other hand, Lesidi, who says she “had no clue” why Beyonce was performing the song at the Grammys over her said [quote]
“What I will say and what I’m excited about is that I had the pleasure of playing an iconic figure in Selma, and the song, ‘Take My Hand, Precious Lord,’ it’s been going on forever – starting with the queen Mahalia [Jackson], the queen of soul Aretha Franklin. Then, I was able to portray and sing my version of the song, and now we have Beyonce. Her generation will now know the song, so I’m a part of history.”
Of course we all know that was the show-biz laden, diplomatic response-one that most probably goes an entirely different way when we discusses things like such with our friends (in private). I say: drop it. The mic has already been.
The show went on and obviously (at least-publicly) so did Ledisi.
And as well…Beyonce did: DEFINITELY: