Monday, February 15, 2016

RIP Denise Matthews


Denise Matthews, lead singer of Prince's 80s girl group Vanity 6 has died...

According to reports Denise Matthews died today in Fremont California of kidney failure.

She was 57.

33 comments:

Anonymous said...

I hope she's at peace and in no more pain.

Her testimony on the things she saw in Hollywood, how she used drugs to escape the constant compromising of herself that was expected to "get put on" and how she changed her life was amazing.

Anonymous said...

Thst nasty girl song and video was the most terrible song and vid second to drunk in love,and all of the other Beyonce trashy music and songs.

Anonymous said...

:(

Anonymous said...

She was always under pressure to deny being black. Allegedly an early agent told her "I can't sell black. Say you're Puerto Rican or something" and she refused. Even after the Mark Furman thing she'd say "I'm just Black, but he didn't know that and I was just trying to get out of a ticket." RIP

Anonymous said...

REST IN PEACE

Reds4real2006 said...

So sad to hear this
Vanity was the sexy raunchy girl every boy dreams off
Especially in the 80's
RIP

Anonymous said...

What a way to go.

yeahboi said...

I have that song nasty girl on my ringtone. RIP Dense Matthews

Anonymous said...

Beyonce stays occupying people's minds, even in other's deaths. This post wasn't even about her, she shouldn't have to share a post! Sad, RIP Denise!!

tracy said...

RIP Ms.Denise

Anonymous said...

R.I.P sister, no pain, no more sorrow.

Anonymous said...

Damn. Even Bey samples her songs nasty Girl".

Anonymous said...

I remeber when she was on VH1'S where are they now?
She said she never had any inner peace . She tried drugs,sex,other women then started having health problems. She finally turned her life over to the Lord.

Anonymous said...

Yet another sad example, as with Natalie Cole, of how drugs destroy the body's organs. Years after being clean the damage catches up as people age; when the body really needs that second wind. Beautiful woman, rest in peace.

Anonymous said...

I was shocked to hear of her passing. I met her back in the 80's. I was a young girl when I met her, and she was nice and absolutely beautiful. She looked like a doll to me. I'm happy she gave her life over to the Lord and got out of that business. R.I.P., and God bless her soul.

The King Of The Real said...

I always wanted smash on that. Sad to have a short bright life. Cracked is a hello va drug. RIP

Anonymous said...

Show that folks can be delivered. She never blame Prince for her past and never wrote a tell all filled with sex ,drugs,excess. She wrote her own book but it was about her deliverance.

Anonymous said...

I believe she was still using. She had a kidney transplant in the 90's, so......? What gives?

Anonymous said...

Gone to soon, may you rest in peace Vanity.

Anonymous said...

When Vanity 6 came out...
All I could dream about was p*ssy. 11 years old & this woman had me sprung.
RIP Ms Denise.

Anonymous said...

@7:24 AM: Having a kidney transplant will not fix everyone. My uncle had one...it worked for a year or so but failed. He had a second one but it a also failed. Transplant don't work or last for everyone.

iketernr said...

No more pain Denise. Rest...in power.

Unknown said...

Was hands down the prettiest mulatto in show business ever! After Lena Horne of course.

Anonymous said...

WOW! Had a serious crush on her growing up and enjoyed her music. Never knew she was in failing health. What a sad day. Was she a minister?

Anonymous said...

Lena Horne was not attractive - Google her photos, and tell me im lying. She was light skin with good hair and that does not equate to beauty at all.

Poor Vanity

Unknown said...

Who agrees with 11:57? 11:57 expect crickets!

Unknown said...

Cont'd I mean on whether Lena was attractive

Anonymous said...

10:45 - As 11:08 pm said, she was just black. Lena Horne, too. Some of us bare the mark of the subjugation of slavery via skin tone. Rape and forced pregnancies are the true reflection of "light" skin. I really feel like lighter-skinned people are often discriminated against in our community when we all face racism equally. No need to hate. Let's celebrate that she's no longer suffering

Unknown said...

Cont'd I mean on whether Lena was attractive

Anonymous said...

So sad. Listened to her testimony on the Christian channel years ago. Was happy to hear she gave her life to the Lord. She's truly resting in peace with the savior.

Anonymous said...

Like, who cares if Lena Horne was "attractive." the indignities of having to eat in a seperate area and not in the commissary and having to enter in the back of the studio lot negate this discussion. Please stop being disrespectful and watch her 60 Minutes interview. Older people of color have faced discrimination we can't even imagine. Your obsession with color is disturbing, 10:57

Anonymous said...

@11:57 AM What does Lena Horne, light skinned and 'good hair' have to do with the passing of Vanity?

Anonymous said...

Sex Shooter!#Purple Rain. Rip

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