Happy birthday to ya, Stevie Wonder!
The singer celebrated his 67th birthday with a celebrity-studded concert party at The Peppermint Club in Los Angeles and performed his hit “Superstition” with the musician of the moment, Donald Glover.
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Joel and Benji Madden, TI and Nick Cannon are just some of the famous faces who sang and danced last night to celebrate Stevie.
The “Isn’t She Lovely” singer performed a few songs at his party but couldn’t miss an opportunity to heap on the praise for Glover and his newest newsmaking music video for “This Is America.”
“In a time where the world seems to asleep, it’s great to know when people are woke,” Stevie said from behind a piano.
Donald Glover released “This Is America” and the music video under his rap alter-ego Childish Gambino over the weekend and the performance served as a powerful social and critique of the US — touching on everything from gun violence and suicide, to the treatment of black culture by media, to police violence against black men.
In a video shot by rapper TI last night, Stevie Wonder says he “saw” the new Gambino video, eliciting laughs from the crowd. (It’s ok because he is making a blind joke about himself, so calm down.) The Grammy winner told the crowd that he has songs for an upcoming project that he’d like to use to collaborate with Glover.
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As he put it, “Your peoples are talking to my peoples.”
And that will make all the peoples happy!