Yasiin Bey Speaks on Amy Winehouse’s Legacy: ‘She Was a Real Human Being’ [VIDEO]
Four years have passed since Amy Winehouse's untimely death and her music hasn't been forgotten. Following the release of Amy, a documentary centered on the singer's incredible life, A24 -- the company distributing the film -- releases a behind-the-scenes interview with Yasiin Bey, who speaks on the legacy of the famed entertainer.
In the clip, Bey, formerly known as Mos Def, talks candidly about his friend's addictions, her musical impact and his views on how people perceive her. According to him, critics should never point a finger to bash her.
“She did more with her life than make mistakes, or get high, or be messy; and in her short life, she did a lot more with her time than people who have a lot more time than her. So, yeah, she was a G to me," the rapper states. "I didn’t like everything that she did, and we expressed it. The only one that could’ve saved her was herself in the end. But her legacy is bigger than that.”
The rapper and singer collaborated on her Mark Ronson-produced ballad "Love Is a Losing Game," off her sophomore LP, Back to Black. He joined Amy to perform the song during her appearance on MTV's 45th at Night show in 2007.
As someone who worked closely with the British singer, who died at the age of 27, Bey reminds people to focus on the positive when thinking of her legacy. "The good outweighs the bad with Amy," he states.
Amy, which is in theaters now, details the ups and downs of the six-time Grammy Award-winner's life in her own words.
Watch Yasiin Bey remember Amy Winehouse's greatness above. RIP, Amy.
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