I’ve always been a Stevie Wonder fan. I know all his songs and I love him. He is a genius. But his PR team is not.
A couple of years ago, I wrote a sternly-worded letter to Stevie Wonder telling him to fire his team because they don’t want the best for him. Judging by how they dress him like he’s spokesperson for the House of Dereon Mufasa Collection, they don’t love him. Plus, no one’s told him that bald is the new black and he’d look good with no hair. Instead of the hairline that starts behind his ears. Lawd, forgive me but Stevie’s brocs (braids and locs) are hanging on for dear life!
Anywho, fast forward to now and I’m STILL mad at Stevie’s people. For the above reasons and one more. THEY WILL BOOK HIM FOR ANY GIG. Any. gig. Stevie Wonder wil perform ANYWHERE now. It doesn’t matter how big or how small. You call him and he’ll be there. Award shows, weddings, bar mitvahs, backyard barbeques, school plays.
Stevie would perform at Harpo’s Juke Joint. O_O
“Where’s Stevie?” “Fixing ta play at the Joint.” NAWL!
Lately, I’ve seen Stevie perform on at least 3 award shows, and he’s either doing a tribute to someone or even worse, he’s the dude who closes the show as the credits roll. I think it was most recently the American Music Awards where they Stevie started playing and the credits legit rolled over his face. And last night, Stevie was performing a tribute to Eddie Murphy on SpikeTV. O____O
Stevie Wonder should NOT be the closing credits act for y’alls janky award shows! NAWL!!! This man and his brocs of glory should not stand for this because his legend is TOO fierce to be thrown in all our faces like this allatahm!
It’s like Stevie ain’t NEVER been to an awards show he ain’t performing at. Like they tell him “we can’t give you a ticket ‘less you get on stage.” STEVIE, YOU ARE BETTER THAN THIS! iCan’t. *kicks trashcan*
And I’ma say it. Stevie Wonder has done TOO MANY TRIBUTES. I can’t e’em get excited no more. I be like “I just seent him yesterday doe.” It’s no longer exciting to hear his name as a performer because he has played at so many shows so frequently that all the novelty is gone.
Plus, he is forever paying #amish to one of his peers. No one honors HIM enough. He’s outlived so many of his fellow legends but that doesn’t mean he should be treated like some commoner. People outchea treating him like Sisqo and it ain’t fair!
Folks gotta start treating Stevie like the legend he is. Y’all outchea making him TOO accessible. And I blame his people for it. They’ve turned the Wondrous One into the MasterCard of music: Everywhere you want him to be, HE WILL BE THERE! O_O
RT @TheNeshShow Stevie probably booked to open a Walgreens tomorrow
Right. He gon sing “My Cherie Walgreens”
RT @Myrtle_Urkel Stevie performing at PTA meetings and the opening of Obama’s Beauty Supply Store.
Who can croon about the need for yaki better?
RT @tishygirl Stevie’s providing the entertainment after Thanksgiving dinner. Our convo: “Hey Stevie, you wanna-” “YUP!”
Allow me to quote myself from two years back. Because this bears repeating.
Stevie, please have some standards about you. You’re on everybody’s stage, looking like a part of the house band. You’d probably accept the gig to be the Awards Show Sandman Sam, playing the piano when people’s speeches get too long. You’d perform at the Greek stepshow if they asked you to. A mess!
Last year’s Grammy Awards, they had you performing as backup to the Jonas Brothers (aka Hanson 2.0). THE GAHTDAMB JONAS BROTHERS!!! What in the holy legendary hell??? I was horrified. How dare they have you playing next to those Tweenyboppers? You got toe nails older than them! That’s like Patti LaBelle singing behind Rihanna. Or Toni Morrison accepting writing tips from Sister Souljah and Zane. Music WEPT! iCant. iWont. iShant. iReject it.
Then this year’s BET Honors, you were all up through there, singing with Trey Songz. At one point, Trey even had you scatting to “I invented Sex.” *WALL SLIDE* Stevie… I say STEVIE!!! You will NOT be following Trey Songz’s lead. YOU ARE A LEGEND! You’re not supposed to be doing alla this with these young’uns.
They gotta start saying “NAWL!” sometimes. I feel like someone needs to call Stevie PERSONALLY and say “yo dawg. Your team gotchu out there bogus.” Can Quincy Jones do it? Someone’s gonna step up and let Stevie know that he’s outchea spreading himself thin.
But yeah. Have y’all noticed this too? Stevie STAYS tributing and scatting where his legend is too big for.