Famous Celebrity Open Letters

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  • Beyonce, Michelle Obama
  • Alice Walker, Alicia Keys
  • India.Arie, Zoe Saldana
  • Lil Wayne, Emmett Till
  • Kelly Osbourne, Lady Gaga
  • Jay-Z
  • Tyler Perry
  • 032213 blogs wendy williams janet hubert
  • Kelly Clarkson, Clive Davis
  • Jada Pinkett-Smith
  • Nick Cannon
  • Russell Simmons
  • Cissy Houston, Bobbi Kristina Brown
  • 061213 celebs beyonce serena williams
  • Lauryn Hill
  • Frank Ocean

India.Arie

Photos of Zoe Saldana in character as Nina Simone in the upcoming biopic has summoned a crescendo of criticism, but India.Arie articulated the collective rage of many in her open letter. "[Simone's] race played such a pivotal role in who, what and why she was," she ranted, adding that Saldana's makeup looked "like a person in black(er) face."

(Photos from left: Brad Barket/Getty Images for BET, Thomas Janssen, PacificCoastNews.com)

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