Why is she still talkin’? Didn’t she say something stupid last time she opened her mouth??
Stephanie Mills Disses Brian McKnight
Stephanie Mills suggests older artists’ thirst for attention can cause them to make bad choices, like when Brian McKnight decided to sing sexually explicit lyrics.
“I just don’t think you have to go that far to get attention, and I think sometimes the older artists—because he is older now—the older artists are so starved for attention that they’ll just about do anything,” Stephanie told the Huffington Post.
The “Home” singer described Brian’s raunchy track as “disrespectful” and believes he did himself a disservice.
“I think it took away from all of the classiness and the great stuff that he has done before,” she said, before clumping Erykah Badu in that category of older artists gone wild.
“When Erykah Badu took off all her clothes, I was like, ‘It’s just so unnecessary to do that!’ I love Erykah Badu, but I think sometimes they want to do the shock value thing, but I don’t think it always works for Black artists the way that it works for White artists.”
While she feels some go left in their pursuit to stay relevant, Stephanie said she’s able to hold on to her fan base by keeping it real and consistent.
Now while Stephanie is busy dissing McKnight for his lewd lyrical content, there is an upstanding, gentlemanly, and classy artist that she REALLY wants to collaborate with.
“I would love to do a collaboration with Lil’ Wayne. I would have loved to sing on his song, ‘How to Love.’ I wanted to do the remix to that song really bad,” she said.
Oh yeah, because we ALL know how much respect Wayne has for women. He just calls them “bit**es” and “hoes” out of love. SMDH, have a seat Steph.