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Taye Diggs Channels Madonna For Lip Sync Battle

Taye Diggs as Madonna

Taye Diggs, the once beloved actor from iconic black films such as ‘Brown Sugar’ and ‘Best Man’ first began wearing nail polish about a year ago after doing “Angry Inch,” a Broadway play, completely in drag. Now it looks as if there may never be any turning back for the black man that we’d once loved.

In this week’s episode of ‘Lip Sync Battle,’ Diggs pulled out all the stops as the actor performed ‘Vogue’ in a questionable outfit that would make Madonna (a white woman) proud.

In the sneak preview of his performance, Diggs, 46, wore a blonde wig and cone bra corset for his number, topping it all off with red lipstick.

He is shown on stage with backup dancers, breaking into song and dance, mouthing the lyrics of the song.

Spike TV’s “Lip Sync Battle” brings together some of the biggest performers in entertainment, among them Anna Kendrick, Dwayne Johnson, Emily Blunt, Anne Hathaway, Justin Bieber, Jennifer Lopez, Terrence Howard, and executive producers Jimmy Fallon, John Krasinski and Stephen Merchant, to see who better lip-syncs songs of their choice. Helping produce epic battles, celebs are outfitted not only with microphones but props, costumes and even backup singers. LL Cool J hosts, and model Chrissy Teigen provides color commentary.

In this episode of the show, Diggs goes head-to-head with singer Ne-Yo, however we are wondering if we should just boycott the show all together.

Black men dressing like women in entertainment is something that has seemed to go on for far too long and we are getting tired of it. Why do many black men choose to dress like women?

And why do you think that white America cheers them on louder than a man who chooses a different route?

Is the effort to support the black man’s emasculation? Or is it just simply entertainment?

Comment your thoughts below and tell us what you’re thinking.


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Phyllis Coley
Phyllis D. Coley is CEO/Publisher of Spectacular Magazine and Host of Spectacular Magazine Radio Show. With a B.A. in English from NCCU, the Durham native began her professional career as Promotions/Marketing Director for New York City’s WKTU-FM. While at the radio station, Coley discovered the rap group Kid ‘n Play and managed them for five years, guiding their music and movie careers to success. Moving back to Durham, Coley produced a nationally syndicated television show, The Electric Factory, while working as News Director for FOXY 107/104. In April 2002, recognizing a void in highlighting the achievements of African Americans, she started her own business publishing ACE Magazine. Coley launched Spectacular Magazine in November 2004. Recognizing the lack of pertinent and truthful information, Coley began Spectacular Magazine Radio Show in March 2009. Coley is the organizer of Durham's Annual MLK/Black History Month Parade and the Annual North Carolina Juneteenth Celebration. She currently serves on Central Children’s Home Board of Directors, Raleigh Chamber of Commerce’s Board of Advisors, as Immediate Past Secretary of the Durham Rotary Club Board of Directors and is one of the founding members of the Triangle United Way’s African American Leadership Initiative.

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