Gospel artist Donnie McClurkin shared a time when Beyoncé had his back in a big way.
On his show The Donnie McClurkin Show on Premier Christian Radio, McClurkin explained how the media outlets covering the Grammys snubbed him back in 2010 and Beyoncé decided to do something about it.
That year Beyonce won whopping six Grammy Awards including Song of the Year for her smash hit “Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It).”
McClurkin also won — Best Gospel Performance for his song “Wait On The Lord” featuring Karen Clark Sheard, but when he got backstage press didn’t want to talk to him.
“Someone said Donnie McClurkin just won.’ And they said, ‘Oh no. Move on. We don’t do gospel.” He recalled.
“Four different radio and media said, ‘Move on. We don’t do gospel.’ And it broke me. I’m standing with a Grammy and they’re telling me they don’t do gospel. [Eventually, these same journalists are vying for a chance to speak to Beyoncé.] ‘Beyoncé, can we do an interview?’ And Beyoncé walked up to them and said, ‘I’m sorry, you don’t do gospel.’ And walked away. All four of them, she said, ‘No, I’m sorry. You don’t do gospel.’
“Then she came to me and hugged me and said, ‘I got your back, Pastor Donnie.’”
Yes Beyonce! Hearing how she stood up for our Black music icons makes us love her even more.