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Re: “Faith Evans to play Florence Ballard of the Supremes in biopic

Babyitsme, I cosign.
This story of the Supremes has been so twisted by those with their own axe to grind that I dare say that maybe it will finally be told as Florence's sister details it in her book. At least it comes closest to the facts as they were coroborated by those who were at Motown and knew all the players in this story.
Florence was a good singer but she was no Aretha, or Gladys, or Martha Reeves as myth would have us believe(she sure was no Jennifer Hudson or Jennifer Holliday).
The proof is in the Supreme recordings where she sang lead and the solo effort she release after being rightly fired by Motown.
She was short sighted and trifling. Her behaviour was such that she was willing to sabotage the group if she couldn't be the lead.
You dont kill the goose that is laying the golden eggs(12 #1 hits) and all that goes with it.
BTW, even though they were Diana Ross and Supremes, they are got equal pay(the money was split three ways equally).
If she was so enamored of her own talent and felt that she should have been up front she surely had ample opportunity to prove it. She didn't and made poor choices even after being ousted from the Motown family. Making the former MOtown chauffeur her husband and manager. Bad move. Once he'd used up her money, he left her.
We are all responsible for our own lives. You can blame others just so long..then you have to grow up and handle your business and take responsibility.
She might have been on her way to doing that but we'll never know. What we do know is that for several years she was a member of the best female singing group ever(still to this day, no other female group has been able to match or surpass Diana Ross & the Supremes). NONE.

Posted by macko on 10/18/2010 at 6:33 PM

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