Black Karaoke Couple Authentic?<br />

Black Karaoke Couple Authentic?

The Simses racked up over 11 million YouTube viral views of their ‘Tonight Show’ gas-station crooning. But were they really real?

Kelley L. Carter

by Kelley L. Carter, May 17, 2013

Black Karaoke Couple Authentic?<br />

The Simses appear on ‘The Tonight Show’ with Jay Leno

they see two genuine people having fun, laughing and everybody around them having a good time. So it’s infectious.

MS: We don’t take ourselves too seriously. You can’t. life is way too short. So we’ll break it down in a heartbeat. Anywhere we are, if the spirit moves us, it is on. That’s just how we are.

EBONY: And let’s just go ahead and say it: you guys are a seemingly happily married African-American couple too. That stands out as well.

MS: This is just a part of what a happy marriage looks like. People get so caught up in the day-to-day trappings of life. We get up in the morning, we go to work, we pick the kids up from school, we come home, we go to bed and that’s it. And they forget that during those times, you can find places and spaces to just enjoy each other’s company. Nobody is promised tomorrow, so we just try to take advantage of it and have fun any chance we get. It’s important.

WS: And that could be part of the controversy! People don’t think that there are happy African-American married couples. Just like they don’t think that Black people sing Bon Jovi. I do. Bon Jovi liked it, and 11 million people are shocked at how we’re singing Bon Jovi!

MS: And he sings it all the time!

EBONY: Will we be seeing more of you all? Have the calls started coming in yet?

MS: It’s happening a little bit, and I just see nothing but good things coming from this. I can’t see it any other way. This, in itself, was a blessing. We’re looking forward to what’s going to happen and we hope and pray that you guys can see more of us.

WS: We know God is in control of this thing, so whatever blessing He has for us is gonna be huge.

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