Concerts

D'Angelo and Mary J Blige to Liberate American Airlines Arena, Aug. 30

Before Christian Grey was forcibly "parting" Anastasia Steele's legs, leaving her "spread-eagle and totally vulnerable" in E.L. James's suburban soft-core gem Fifty Shades of Grey, the women of the world got frisky fantasizing about a strong black man from Richmond, Virginia. This man is named Michael Eugene Archer, best known as D'Angelo.

Not long into the millennium, the then 26-year-old R&B crooner raised eyebrows and endorphin levels when he appeared stark naked in the video for his uncomfortably erotic single, "Untitled (How Does it Feel?)." 



When it was released in 2000, the single-shot video sparked unbelievable debate between fans and critics alike. Rumors that D. had received oral sex during the filming coupled with lyrics about making women "wet in between [their] thighs" disgusted some, but, naturally, intrigued others. 

"Did homie just bust a nut on set?" you'd ask your buddies. "That's one kinky motherfucker." That was 12 years ago, and we still don't for sure whether D-money knows what if feels like to get brain on the set of a music video or not.

Perhaps he'll come clean in Miami during "Liberation," D'Angelo's co-headlining tour with Mary J. Blige.

The Liberation Tour with Mary J. Blige and D'Angelo at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, August 30 at American Airlines Arena, 601 Biscayne Blvd, Miami. Call 786-777-1000 or visit aaarena.com. Tickets cost $49.75-$125.75 plus fees, via ticketmaster.com.



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