Singer Elijah Blake Responds to Being Trolled for His Performance During Rick Ross ‘Tiny Desk Concert’

Elijah Blake didn’t hide behind his notable accomplishments when hit with criticism. Instead, the vocalist owned up to a lackluster performance.

Singer Elijah Blake at the champagne toast to BMI's Vice President Catherine Brewton

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Singer Elijah Blake at the champagne toast to BMI's Vice President Catherine Brewton

Rick Ross put together a near-flawless NPR Tiny Desk (Home) Concert. Yet there was one issue that stopped the performance from being as perfect as it could’ve been.

Like other Tiny Desk performances, Ross was flanked by a live band and background singers. Elijah Blake strung together some questionable vocal runs that not only confused fans but provided hilarious content.

Blake is far from an amateur. He has worked and written for major acts like Rihanna, Usher, Keyshia Cole, and more. He also has a great working relationship with Rick Ross. But Blake didn’t hide behind his accomplishments when hit with a wave of commentary. He instead owned up to his lackluster performance, explaining he was working on little rehearsal time or sleep to be there for his good friend. 

“I’m not even gon lie lol was fresh off a flight into 1 rehearsal then boom! Definitely not my best but I wanted to be there for my bro,” Blake tweeted before making light of the situation himself.

“Somebody at the gym gon come up to me talkin bout ‘Larry Hooooooova,’” Blake added in an ensuing tweet. 

Fans still seemed to love Ross’ performance. They praised him for his song selections as he sprinkled fan favorites like “Tears of Joy” in with mega anthem such as “B.M.F.” They were also entertained by Rozay’s attention-grabbing presence.

Catch a few of the playful jabs Elijah Blake received below.

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