Monday, February 13, 2012

Grammy Fail: Singer Vesta Williams Forgotten!

During the 54th Grammys that aired on Sunday night, the usual "In Memoriam" photo presentation to include all of the singers, songwriters, producers, and musicians who died over the past year was shown. There was one, more like a couple of problems: They TOTALLY left the late singer Vesta Williams out!

See Also: Singer Vesta Williams Cause of Death Revealed

Vesta Williams died on September 22, 2011 at the age of 53. They also left out Etta James and Don Cornelius,  but I guess that Alicia Keys/Bonnie Raitt duet was supposed to suffice along with that techno dance number at the end. This is what was posted from the Grammy's live feed:

11:11 p.m.: The Grammys appears to explain the Etta James omission from the memorial segment via Twitter: "Re: Etta James tribute was by Bonnie Raitt &@AliciaKeys at the top of the telecast & @Questlove gave special attn to Don Cornelius." However, that still leaves the question of Vesta Williams....or did they include her, and we missed it?
No, WE did not miss it. YOU did. I think that is terrible, in poor taste, and a disgrace to her legacy and to her family. For them to leave all three of them out is unforgivable.  I mean how hard is it to research and add a few more pictures? They wouldn't be so careless with a white Rock/Country artist. And I don't really count that as a tribute to Don. I mean, where was the soul?

See Also: Vesta Williams on Unsung

Hopefully, Vesta Williams will get her just recognition at the BET Honors that airs tonight. One thing I learned from last night, is that we have to stop waiting on other people to honor OUR greats. They don't let theirs die without honor, and neither should we. Let's learn to give people their flowers while they are alive.

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