Ledisi Admits To Being Disappointed Over Bey’s Grammys Performance

February 10, 2015  |  

As social media continues to weigh in on Beyoncé’s Selma tribute performance at the 57th Annual Grammy Awards, more from Ledisi’s side of the story is being shared with the press. The soulful songstress confessed that she definitely understood why Beyoncé was chosen; however, she did admit that she felt “a little disappointed” that she was not invited to participate.

“But I got over that and I had to look at the positive and empower women,” she told The Associated Press on the Grammy red carpet on Sunday. “We have to empower each other. It’s a great thing. And one day I’ll be on that Grammy stage. Every artist wants to be on the Grammys stage. That’s part of our career is to be there. So my time will come when it’s time.”

Although this was a bittersweet moment for the New Orleans native, she says that she is happy that more attention is being directed to Selma.

“I was able to portray an iconic gospel singer, the queen of gospel Mahalia Jackson. I sang the version she sang, take my hand as well with Thomas Dorsey writing it and now we get to see Beyoncé sing a song that’s been living forever and to her generation,” she said. “It’s great. I’m part of a legacy of great women and the Queen of Soul (Aretha Franklin) sang it as well. So I’m a part of that.”

Again, it’s refreshing to see how positive she has been throughout all of this. She has been handling this like a champ.

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