Wayne Brady to Host Apollo Theater Spring Gala Honoring Chaka Khan

wayne brady smiling in suitThe Apollo is honoring one of soul’s greatest vocalists, Chaka Khan, at The Apollo Theater Spring Gala and comedian Wayne Brady has been tapped to host the extravaganza affair.

Scheduled to perform are Patti LaBelle, Jennifer Holliday, Alexandra Burke, and Mary J. Blige and Erykah Badu will present the legend with the Apollo Legends Hall of Fame award.

“I am honored that the Apollo is inducting me into the Apollo Legends Hall of Fame,” Khan said in a press release. “The Apollo Theater is an American institution and is world-renowned for developing, nurturing, and creating talent for decades. The Apollo Theater has supported my career and now they are a part of honoring my legacy. I am looking forward to the celebration.”

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Wayne Brady to Host Apollo Theater Spring Gala Honoring Chaka Khan

wayne brady smiling in suitThe Apollo is honoring one of soul’s greatest vocalists, Chaka Khan, at The Apollo Theater Spring Gala and comedian Wayne Brady has been tapped to host the extravaganza affair.

Scheduled to perform are Patti LaBelle, Jennifer Holliday, Alexandra Burke, and Mary J. Blige and Erykah Badu will present the legend with the Apollo Legends Hall of Fame award.

“I am honored that the Apollo is inducting me into the Apollo Legends Hall of Fame,” Khan said in a press release. “The Apollo Theater is an American institution and is world-renowned for developing, nurturing, and creating talent for decades. The Apollo Theater has supported my career and now they are a part of honoring my legacy. I am looking forward to the celebration.”

Read more at AOL Black Voices

Comedian Wayne Brady Strikes Back at “Not Black Enough” Statements

wayne brady smilingAs funny as Wayne Brady is, he still gets stereotyped with not being “black enough” or as some call him, the “Safe Black.”

In a recent BET interview, Brady discussed one aspect of being viewed in that way.

“No one can be harder on Black people than Black people. And I understand that, we like to claim what’s ours — we are a very loyal audience. We like to call people out when we feel they’re not being what we want them to be. I get that too. What irks me is when the person who says, “Oh, Wayne Brady isn’t Black enough for this role,” is the 26-year old white screenwriter, Brady explains.

Maybe people need to re-watch that classic skit on Chappelle’s Show where Wayne played out of character and said: “Is Wayne Brady gonna have to choke a b**ch?”

What are your thoughts on the belief many have about Brady?

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