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6 comments | Monday, August 31, 2009

Week 4 of America's Best Dance Crew and Vogue Evolution is still in the competition! Despite plenty of backstage drama with transgender crew member Leiomy Maldonado, much of which is believed to have been overblown by the show's producers, the fierce voguers from New York continue to deliver.

This week the remaining six crews took on the Bollywood challenge. Vogue Evolution received the Bollywood style Rajasthani which involves the use of scarves as a prop. The crew easily infused their signature style into the choreography and stepped up the level of difficulty with an amazing stunt that sent Leiomy soaring through the air eventually landing flat on her back in a dip.

To steal a line from the late Michael Jackson, "And nobody thought they would last". While D.C.'s Beat Ya Feet Kings danced their final dance on the ABDC stage last night, Vogue Evolution is still standing and moving into week five.

We're still unsure whether or not to revoke Lil Mama's gay card after her below the belt criticism of Leiomy's behind the scenes behavior. Regardless, the crew to beat is still in it to win it!

Get into Vogue Evolution's Bollywood performance below:


<$BlogCommentAuthor$> said...

First, VE tore it up again! Snaps all around.

Second, Lil' Daddy was totally out of line with that comment. Leiomy's gender evolution has nothing to do with her behavior. Lil' Daddy should have never brought that up. I thought her comment was disrespectful and tasteless.

August 31, 2009 11:04 AM

<$BlogCommentAuthor$> said...

I was so blown with Lil Mama..”Face your truth..You were born a man..You’re becoming a woman..So act like a lady…but don’t act like a bird”..What in the hell was she talkin about??..Leiomy's facial reaction was priceless..I hope they recorded her after she left the stage..I'm sure she had some choice words..

August 31, 2009 12:15 PM

<$BlogCommentAuthor$> said...

I agree with the previous comments. I thought her (lil mama's) statement was out of line and it did seem like the situation was blown out of proportion.

Hopefully those voting, will vote based on their performance alone which was great.

August 31, 2009 3:38 PM

<$BlogCommentAuthor$> said...

wow. that comment by lil mama was hurtful. i don't know why she saw fit to include leyomi's "truth" that she was "born a man" as part of her criticism of the group's dance performance. i know it stung and leyomi was rightfully hurt and angered. that was just unnecessary. i hope leyomi answers back by dancing and continuing to keep her cool when situations trouble her. boy am i 110% in her and vogue evolution's corner!

August 31, 2009 5:44 PM

<$BlogCommentAuthor$> said...

When I heard lil mama’s comments last night I almost turned off my tv. What she said to Leyomi was downright wrong, disgusting, and, inappropriate. Whether you are a man, woman, gay, transgendered you are human with feelings. Everyone has an off day, a stressful day, a challenging day. Her being transgendered had nothing to do with her behavior. Just because lil mama “lives for them” doesn’t give her the right to say some mess like that especially on tv. I’m not even transgendered and felt very offended. Mr. Randy Jackson please sit your judge down and talk with her.

August 31, 2009 7:04 PM

<$BlogCommentAuthor$> said...

Lil Mama was right on the button. A person of color has to know they have to constantly be on point. If you are gay or trans you have to be MORE on point.

It's all well and good to feel for Leyomi, but Leyomi was being mad unprofessional and she was going to take everyone down with her.

We need to stop being so damn delicate or our work and performers always be relegated to "subculture" rather than "art" and performers will continue to stay in the closet.

August 31, 2009 7:14 PM


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