WrestleMania 29 had a clash of Rock and Hip-Hop – via African American Entertainers

Posted: April 9, 2013 in African American Stories and Viewpoints, Decision Factors, Entertainment, Music, Sports, Wrestling
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Living Colour

Living Colour (Photo credit: BasL)

English: Sean Combs, a.k.a. Diddy, performing ...

English: Sean Combs, a.k.a. Diddy, performing on the Today show in 2006. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

If anyone had the chance to view Wrestlemania 29, you probably had a blast. Or attended Wrestlemania 29, same thing. And question  how do some get the tickets? I want mine punched! Based on my reading, was the first time that two African American artists/groups had performed on the same platform in a while. Diddy did his thing with a mix of his best Bad Boy songs, plus also Living Colour performing “Cult of Personality” in which wrestler CM Punk came out with.

Now it may sound strange, but I think this was my first time seeing Hip Hop/Rock artists of color coming out and perform at the show of shows. Just my opinion.

Previously, FloRida, John Legend, Aretha Franklin, Ray Charles, Salt N Pepa, Little Richard, Michelle Williams of Destiny’s Child, Ashanti, Gladys Knight, Boyz II Men, Boys Choir of Harlem, Fantasia, Ice-T,  Run DMC, and Keri Hilson all opened or performed at a Wrestlemania. Just to add, Aretha Franklin did it twice for Wrestlemania 3 and 23.


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