Shooketh: Watch Lauryn Hill & Andra Day Own Their Tributes To Nina Simone

This past weekend, many folks were understandably caught up in the Beyoncé hype at Coachella. Along with a beautifully choreographed performance, the pop star paid homage to major icons, including Nina Simone.

While many were caught up in the Bey Hiv, another group artists were also showing love to Nina.

The late soul singer was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall Fame on Saturday, and the ceremony tapped none other than Ms. Lauryn Hill and Andra Day for a performance.

Andra belted out the Nina classics “I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel to Be Free” and “I Put a Spell on You,” while Lauryn took on “Ne Me Quitte Pas,” “Black Is the Color My True Love’s Hair” and “Feeling Good.”

Check out the powerful performances for yourself below!

 

 

 

 

This Vintage Video Of Nina Simone Will Have You Feeling Like A Wakandan

Today would have been Queen Nina Simone‘s 85th birthday and needless to say, she’d be beyond proud the progress we’ve made as Black people in the world — especially since Black Panther has made box fice history in less than a week.

Ms. Nina was unapologetically and proudly Black regardless the dark things that came against her in life. In honor Black History Month, the success Black Panther, and the Queen’s birthday, take a look at this rare interview Nina Simone explaining “That Blackness”.

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