Tuesday, June 29, 2010
Shelby J.: The Woman with Prince at the BET Awards
Thanks to Teachbx, who commented on my Examiner post about Prince at the BET Awards Sunday night, and also because of this post at the Island Mix forum and another at Prince.org, I now know the attractive bald woman who sat beside Prince Rogers Nelson is Shelby Johnson aka Shelby J. of the band Black Gypsy.
She's also been, according to comments at Island Mix, a backup singer for Prince for years, and at CD Baby it says she's sung backup for Santana and Larry Graham. The Prince.org post has a story about her shopping at a boutique with Prince.
In the video in this post, she is singing the Roberta Flack and Donny Hathaway version of "I Who Have Nothing" with Martin Luther.