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Thanksgiving is here again, and many R&B artists will be celebrating their Turkey Day surrounded by friends, family and, of course, lots and lots of food.
Miguel tells ABC Radio that he will be home this year for his favorite holiday: “Man, Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday and the biggest plan is just to be around family, you know, just eat lots of food and get drunk with family, there’s like nothing better,” he says. “To laugh and you know all that. I don’t know, it’s my favorite thing. No expectations, it’s just about time.”
Angie Stone revealed she wasn’t sure if she would be home, but if so she intends to spend the holiday continuing a charitable tradition of delivering winter coats to the needy.
“I want to be home for Thanksgiving. What I plan on doing is giving back — you know my hometown of Columbus, South Carolina had flood damage, I’m trying to put something together for the community there to help feed the hungry; and every year I get my son — and this year will be my grand kids — we kind of go out and give out coats, go the the shelters, even when we don’t have a lot of money,” she says. “We go to thrift shops and buy gloves and socks and whatever we can to take to the homeless.”
The R&B diva explains why she’s passionate about keeping her tradition going. “One reason why that resonates strongly with me is I had a four-year-old that was a fan, and he and his mom was on their way to the shelter, and I heard a month later that the baby froze to death and died and that just went all through me. I also like to do for the senior citizens. So I’m very passionate when it comes to helping children and the elderly. So if I’m not at home, my kids and I will be out and about trying to do that,” she says Angie, who has a show the day after Thanksgiving in Macon, Georgia.
Kirk Franklin also is looking forward to spending time with his loved ones, but the gospel star is mainly excited about eating a home cooked meal. “Your boy loves food, man, because throughout the year I’m always on strict diets because I try to stay in shape, but Thanksgiving I do the food. I tell you, I do the food on Thanksgiving. I hurt myself,” he jokes. “I have messed up bathrooms, I have torn up people’s houses, I love food!”
Other artists aren’t lucky to be relaxing during the holiday — R&B standouts Mariah Carey and Trey Songz will be heading to the Big Apple for the holidays. Both singers will appear alongside Andra Day and Questlove at the 89th Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, airing live Thursday, November 26 on NBC starting at 9 a.m. in all time zones.
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