Just when the #TyreseChallenge gave me hope for 2017 and the general population’s level of discernment, Kelly Price goes and snatches all of it. The singer, who is far too talented to be engaged in the bottom-of-the-totem-pole level of f-ckery with which she’s aligned herself, will be singing the National Anthem at the Chris Brown Soulja Boy boxing match.
Billboard has done a far better job explaining how this boxing match came to be a thing better than I ever could or care to, but the beef between the entertainers stems from Soulja Boy liking one of Karrueche Tran’s post which Chris, being the terrible f-ck boy of an ex that he is, allegedly had a huge problem with.
The two threw taunts at one another on social media for some time before Chris suggested they settle things in the ring because Soulja can “get a grown man a– whooping.”
From there, Soulja recruited Floyd Mayweather to get him ring ready and the instigator of all instigators 50 Cent asked Mike Tyson to prep Chris after convincing Mayweather to have his boxing company, Mayweather Promotions, set up the fight and placing a $100,000 bet that Breezy would win. All of which brings us back to Kelly Price whom 50 also reached out to to sing the National Anthem and she gladly accepted. There must be a hefty payday in store considering the fight is expected to take place in Dubai and air on Pay-Per-View. But after that whole “As We Lay” at the Gospel Explosion fiasco, I would’ve thought the next newsworthy singing engagement Kelly signed up for would be a lot more impressive and a lot less messy.