We lost a legend in Little Richard! I just ran across an old clip of the ‘Architect of Rock & Roll’ on the David Letterman show in 1982 where he explained how his over-the-top, flamboyant stage persona came from!
So, in essence the white masses would only accept him by trying to dim his light. They wanted to make him ‘less threatening’ to white women by feminizing him but in actuality they were crafting a persona that would appeal to the masses!
Little Richard has always been dropping gems and some were too blind to see…