Concerts

Last Night: Mary J. Blige & D'Angelo at Toyota Center

Mary J. Blige, D'Angelo Toyota Center September 2, 2012

There's a wildly popular scene in comedian/actor Jamie Foxx's hit late 90s television show, The Jamie Foxx Show, in which he dresses up -- or undresses, actually -- as funk singer D'Angelo in penance for some slight done to his girlfriend. In the scene, Foxx delivers a hilariously inappropriate performance à la D'Angelo's provocative "(Untitled) How Does it Feel", video, in which the singer simulated male nudity. Not only is it one of the best scenes in The Jamie Foxx Show, it's one of music's most famous (infamous?) videos, and the singer's sex-symbol stamp.

Almost as if he had a sixth sense, D'Angelo held off on that song during his hour-long opening set at Toyota Center Sunday night, though it was the one the ladies in the audience wanted the very most. Instead, the funk singer, born Michael Eugene Archer, teased things out.

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