SEE IT: Hillary Clinton Makes Surprise Visit to 31st Annual Stellar Awards, Plays Preacher

NewsOne Now cameras were on hand at the taping of this year’s Stellar Awards in Las Vegas where we caught up with Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton who was visiting the state for the Nevada Democratic Caucuses.

Clinton told NewsOne Now, the Stellar Awards “lifted my spirits.”

“I am so grateful because the artists and arrangers and the writers tap into something so deep, and I am a person of faith and I am a person who finds inspiration and support and meaning in many different ways, but what’s better than raising your voices to God and being able to connect that brings others along with you,” Clinton said.

During her brief remarks with NewsOne Now, Clinton mentioned the ongoing water crisis in Flint, MI saying, “It’s heartbreaking to see a community being poisoned because of the indifference, neglect of their governor.”

The former Secretary of State who recently toured the devastated city and visited a house of prayer credited the people of Flint for their resiliency which they expressed through gospel music.

Be sure to watch Monday’s edition of NewsOne Now for more of this exclusive interview with Clinton.

SOURCE: NewsOne Now


Hillary Clinton crashed a gospel awards show over the weekend where she momentarily posed as a preacher during the festivities.

Though the 31st Annual Stellar Gospel Music Awards will be broadcast March 6, an audience video of Clinton’s remarks leaked early.

“We all face troubles don’t we,” she told the audience. “And it’s easy to get discouraged. And then all of a sudden maybe you hear a song in church, you hear it on the radio, maybe a friend is singing it,” she said, before reciting a portion of “His Eye Is On The Sparrow.”

“I sing because I’m happy, I sing because I’m free,” she said to shouts and cheers. “His eye is on the sparrow, and I know he’s watching me.

“And all of a sudden those clouds lift and you know you can go on again. So I know this is not just about music. It truly is about the message. It’s about the Gospel and all that it means to so many of us.

“So I want to thank you. I wish all of you well — not just in these awards but in every day, in every way,” she said, channeling a song writer.

“And I am grateful that you are in our lives. A lot of people need to hear that message and you are helping to deliver it.”

It an interview after the event, Clinton said she is a “person of faith.”

SOURCE: The American Mirror – Olaf Ekberg

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