As reported by MSDTV, Mary J. Blige had received some backlash from local Kentuckians about her invitation to sing the National Anthem at this year’s Kentucky Derby. Many felt the soul singer would put to much pizzaz in the anthem.
Turns out the music snobs and haters were worried for nothing. The audience at the Derby agreed, Mary J. pulled off the anthem without a hitch and still managed to put her own spin on it.
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