She hopped on public transportation recently and belted out “Home” from The Wiz, only no one was interested. "What y'all thought of that?” she asks after the performance. “Y’all thought that was cool? Hello? Nobody heard me singing? Nobody cares?”
Subway singing is pretty common, and sometimes annoying, so perhaps New York City commuters are programmed to automatically tune out those live shows. Or maybe they didn’t recognize the 36-year-old beauty because she was dressed down in gym clothes, and sunglasses.
One guy was kind enough to offer the Grammy-winner some advice. “You’re supposed to go out there and say ‘hey’ to the people. You’re too into yourself, “ he said, seemingly unaware that B-Rocka is starring in Chicago as Roxie Hart. “This is an important city ready to embrace you…we’ve seen this a million times. You have to do something different.”
She later explained why she wanted to sing on the Subway. “I did this maybe a couple of weeks ago. I’d been riding the subway after I worked out with my trainer — I loved getting the whole New York culture, I loved the normalcy of it,” she told the New York Post. “So I took my camera guy, who’s also a friend of mine, and said, “Let’s just do something adventurous! Something fun! Let me sing on the train and see what happens!” And that’s the reaction I got — no reaction!
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