As others have voiced their thoughts about Rolling Stone in recent weeks, Stephanie Mills talked about Rolling Stone’s list of the “200 Greatest Singers of All Time,” which excluded her, Celine Dion, and others.
Stephanie stated with Vladtv that she doesn’t care, and when it comes to Celine, Stephanie asked, “Are you crazy?” Shawn then pointed out that Adele came in at #22, and Stephanie explained that these types of lists are subjective. She was not impressed either with the ranking of her ex-boyfriend Michael Jackson at #86.
Stephanie Mills also pulled no punches with her Breakfast Club interview.
She says the powers that be need to leave and not touch on black men like Bill Cosby & Michael Jackson when they dont address white men like Elvis indiscretions.
She names people who she would take notes from like Diana Ross, Patti Labelle…when Charlamagne mentioned Anita Baker she made a face and didnt say anything lol. She ultimately said no she would not take notes from Anita Baker. She cant really name any current artists in which she likes in the newer crop/generation.
She doubled down a bit on calling Beyoncé hip hop based on her recent projects (her opinion but its clear she hasnt actually listened to her actual projects which Charla tried to say but wouldnt outright say it). She says Beyoncé is wonderful and all of the things but she is basically a Diana Ross stan so it is what it is.
STEPHANIE MILLS HISTORY
Stephanie Mills is an American R&B and soul singer, songwriter, and actress who was born on March 22, 1957, in Brooklyn, New York. She began her career as a child actress, appearing in the Broadway productions of “The Wiz” and “Maggie Flynn” in the 1970s.
In 1979, Mills signed a recording contract with 20th Century Records, and her debut album, “Whatcha Gonna Do with My Lovin’,” was released the same year. The album was a commercial success, featuring the hit singles “What Cha Gonna Do with My Lovin'” and “Sweet Sensation.”
Throughout the 1980s, Mills continued to release successful albums, including “Stephanie,” “Tantalizingly Hot,” and “If I Were Your Woman.” She also had a number of hit singles during this time, such as “Never Knew Love Like This Before,” “The Medicine Song,” and “I Have Learned to Respect the Power of Love.”