I’m sitting backstage at the Arie Crown in Chicago. I finish here on
Saturday night after 6 sold-out shows! Two on Saturday, then I leave here
at 11pm to fly to L.A. After a few hours of plane sleep..LOL…I have to
be up pretty early on Sunday for a long, fun, exciting day! And this is
why; I don’t know if you know this or not, but I’m presenting at the
Oscars! So strange, I became an Academy member last year and, this year,
I’m asked to present. How cool is that?! Catch it this Sunday night if
you can. 6 Nominations for PRECIOUS – I’m so happy for them.
I’m also thankful for the NAACP Image Awards. PRECIOUS won several
awards, as well as “House of Payne.” I received the Chairman’s Award. It
was a great moment for me. I was pretty much on the same travel schedule,
BUT it was great.
In all that I do, it is important to me to inspire and encourage, and that
is what I tried to do with my speech. Not sure if you saw it or not, but
I’m sure someone has put it on YouTube by now…LOL. I’d love for you to
see it, and if you do, I hope that my words inspire you.
I’ll try and check in next week but Monday I go right back to the show.
Well, talk soon.