BeBe Winans: RNC Performance Was About Bipartisanship

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  • "People need to know before I’m associated with any party, I am an American and that’s what I want to drive home at the RNC.” – BeBe Winans, Gospel/R&B singer

    BeBe Winans knew some African-Americans would have a problem with the fact that he sang for Mitt Romney and his party at the RNC, but he doesn’t care.

    In his interview with reporter Wendy L. Wilson, who is covering both conventions for Essence.com, he says people have a tendency to forget that politicians are people too.

    “It’s so easy to sit back in your comfort zone and judge people and say you’re this and you’re that. So to come here and to be a part of the Convention, I feel like I am showing bipartisanship and taking a stand as an American. I applaud anyone who wants to take on the load that comes with being President of the United States. You really have to love your country to place yourself in that position.”

    Winans, who will turn 50 this month, says the thought of how African-Americans might react crossed his mind, but added that at this point in his life, he quickly dismissed those thoughts.

    “I am at a point in my life where I know who I am, and I know what I’m all about. I have never been the type of person who has ever worried about what people think,” states Winans; who had yet to meet Romney or Ryan, but said he was looking forward to meeting them at the convention.
     

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    7 thoughts on “BeBe Winans: RNC Performance Was About Bipartisanship

    1. Be proud to be Republican BeBe if that’s who you are… you are among a number of celebs who don’t get involved in politics because it could cost them $$$$.. you would be better off not trying to explain why you went to a Klan meeting and sang for them.

    2. If he doesn’t care or sees anything wrong with it then he shouldn’t have to explain it. Regardless of how it was meant to appear, it spoke volumes.

    3. If he doesn’t care or sees anything wrong with it then he shouldn’t have to explain it. Regardless of how it was meant to appear, it spoke volumes.

    4. The GOP probably paid the man well that’s all.You don’t to be a republican or democrat to make money.We all know he did’nt perform for free and I don’t blame BeBe.

    5. Listening to Bebe explain or not explain whether he is a Republican or not came across as though he was uncomfortable with his decision. He also stated that his invitation to the Democratic Convention was rescinded, and he was working on the Democrats to let him sing…away. It seems to me that he wants his cake and eat it too. He wants to sing at both conventions while backing the Republicans with a wink and a nod. He wants to continue to enjoy his predominately minority audience while he go against their best interest. Well Bebe, you should be uncomfortable because this is going to effect you financially. It is going to be hard press to back you while you back them, and take our dollars, to support their ideas and their agenda. I hope, Bebe, by crossing over, I hope it will generate a diverse audience such as the tea party, fiscal conservatives, and socially responsible fan base. Bebe you are going to need it. Much is given, much is required.

    6. i THINK ITS A GOOD THING TO SHOW THE RNC THAT WE ARE MORE THAN PENUTS EATTERS….NOT THAT THEY REALLY CARE UNTIL YOU HIT THEM WHERE THE MONEY IS….THEY COULD CARE LESS,….ABOUT US UNTIL THEY NEED US,,.,

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