of the Pro-Voice concert may not understand what the words
"Pro-Voice" really mean, if their actions speak
for their organization. Pop artist and Pantene Spokesperson
Willa Ford features Royce Da
5’9 on her song "I Wanna Be Bad"
from her recently released album, Willa Was Here.
Royce has been touring with Ford and was slated to appear
with her today (Thursday July 19th) in New York City at
the Pantene Pro-Voice Finalist Concert.
to management for Royce, Pantene felt the artist would
bring "the wrong element" to the show, and he
was told he was not welcome to perform. Royce and his
management are upset at the move.
is another indictment and generalization of a music form
that is both a vital and valid part of the arts,"
said a management spokesperson. "To consider rap
‘the wrong element’ is narrow-minded and ignorant. Royce
DA 5’9" has performed many times with Willa Ford,
much to the delight of both of their fans. They’re showing
unity and common ground transcending musical styles, race,