IN QUOTES

Jennifer Hudson Got Her Start Performing In Gay Clubs

1926690_10152039370716429_670293931_nI used to go out to the gay clubs when I was a kid. We were 16 or 17 and my best friend would pretend to be my manager. He’d have business cards made up and he’d negotiate for me to sing for $25 a song. I’d have these amazing drag queens style me up and down, honey. They would be up there lip-synching and then I’d get up and sing for real — some Whitney Houston or some old-school Shirley Murdock — and I would make all the money. That was like my training, basically.”

 

Jennifer Hudson setting the record straight about where she perfected her performing style in an interview with V magazine