I was so happy when the show finally started. It was Kriss Kross, Da Brat, Jagged Edge (accompanied by Bryan Michael Cox), Xscape (with Tameka & LaTocha..Kandi nor Tiny showed up), Lil Jon, Playa Poncho, Youngbloodz, Young Jeezy, Usher, Mariah Carey, Monica, Jay Z, Ludacris, & more. I was able to get a few pics...other pics I got from my home girl, Shawntina.
Then a woman by the name of Monica Denise Brown (yes I had to say her entire name)..because she simply uh SLAYED the stage. Monica sang a verse from her #1 hit (So So Def) Love All Over Me...wait for it..acapella..dang I mean she KILT THE STAGE.
I must admit I was extremely disappointed by the decision that Kandi made to not attend the show (but I also know that this thing is just not black & white...the HURT RUNS DEEP), but the fact that TINY did not show up is an entirely different situation. While everyone is on Kandi...at least she has voiced that she has issues with both Scott sisters in the group (namely LaTocha), but to all of our knowledge there was no "beef" as far as Tiny was concerned with ANY member of the group. So why was she not there? I mean it was the 20th anniversary of the label that put her on (hey those platinum albums, allowed the door to be opened for No Scrubs to be written, and all of her other accomplishments) it allowed us (the fans) to know her name...and she did not show up? I seen the pics of her and her hubby online on ski's etc...and I'm not knocking family time...but was this REALLY not that important for her to fly in..do the show..and fly back out? I just don't get it.
Well this is my thoughts to Kandi & the Scott sisters...hurts, pains, are genuine to the person who is feeling them. And to the people who simply don't understand why, all you have to do is step out of your shoes (perspective) and step into the person who is still dealing with the pains & hurts, to get an understanding (take yourself out).
When they dropped her song...the crowd went nuts...and as it seemed she may sing..her MIC WAS NOT WORKING...smh!
I have been to more concerts than I can count..but I will say without a doubt this had to be the best concert I have ever attended. Congratulations again to Jermaine Dupri for 20years of excellence.