The incredible out artist B. Slade (formerly known as Tonex') rocked the stage last weekend at the annual Bonnerfide Radio Party in Nashville. This year's Bonnerfide concert featured an eclectic mix of independent and mainstream artists prior to the Stellar Awards, the gospel equivalent of the Grammy's.
B. Slade performed a nearly 18- minute energetic and contemporary set before the largely gospel audience, a constituency that shunned him and basically labeled his career dead on arrival after he disclosed his sexual orientation on The Lexi Show.
He responded to his critics and most notably gospel superstar Kirk Franklin during his performance of the single Trust Theory.
"Been 'bout six years since I last spoke to Kirk Franklin...turned their backs on me since I spoke to Lexi, but I have a point to make and that's making history," he sang as the crowd gasped.
Slade's musical influences Michael and Janet Jackson are clearly evident throughout this performance and he turns in amazing performacne! Always consistent. I have the utmost respect for a man who isn't afraid to walk in his truth and who uses his music as a tool for healing and liberation while simultaneously rejecting any idea that a relationship with God is impossible.
Slade's character and resilience makes his bible-thumping haters look even more pathetic than they already do.
Get into his performance below and be sure to support his new album Stereotype HERE.