Everyone knows Tracee Ellis Ross is the funny woman about town. As the star of ABC’s hit show Black-ish, Tracee has made a name for herself by simply making folks laugh out loud.
But lest we forget, she is the direct heir to Motown legend Diana Ross, so being able to sing, or at the very least, hold a note is kind of genetic, no? Last week at Las Vegas’ Venetian Theater, Diana Ross randomly stopped the show and asked her daughter to join her on stage.
Tracee, 43, assumed The Supreme meant her younger brother Evan, but realized it was her, her mother wanted. The last time Tracee sang with her mom was when she was a child.
Last week, in #Vegas, my #mom, out of nowhere, stopped her show and asked me to come onstage and sing. I think the last time my mom asked me to sing I was 5 or 6 years old. I swear at first I thought she said Evan (my brother @RealEvanRoss, a singer, who was also there). But then I realized she said my name, and before I could think, I was walking toward the stage! To see and hear the rest of the story click the link in the bio or go to TraceeEllisRoss.com. #RossFamilyRocks
Filled with nerves, the curly-hair chanteuse turned her back to the audience just to get her bearings and then began to sing.
There is no way to describe the pressure, the fear of what it feels like to allow my voice to be heard…For the full video and the full story go to the link in the bio or to TraceeEllisRoss.com! My sweet mama quieting the room #ThisIsImportant A video posted by Tracee Ellis Ross (@traceeellisross) on
Check out Tracee’s full rendition of “Lady Sings The Blues” below.