Marsha Ambrosius Breaks Down Natalie Stewart’s Floetry Exit

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Marsha Ambrosius of Floetry checked in with fans on her blog at Myspace on Saturday (July 28). She writes:

Here’s the deal…!!! :) For you…

Disclaimer: there are two sides to every story (yeah right) middle men and chinese whispers make the truth all crazy… I can say that this is my side… no characters, dates, times or places have been changed to protect nobody… this is what it is… without putting anybody on front street of course, the subject of this blog will probably be questioned and due to parties involved, i may not be able to answer them directly, I’d advise when you can, go to the source…. thanx… :)

1st of all, Natalie Stewart was never replaced… However, at the end of the Flo’ology tour December 5th 2006 in Birmingham, UK, right after the show, Natalie wished me safe travels and we hadn’t spoken since.. well until a few weeks ago… of course there are things that happened between us and will remain on my part between us yet there was evidence of a separation in the group way b4 these rumors came to light…

you see, myspace.com tells you what you need to know about a person, or what you want them to know about you… whilst Nat nor myself were communicating, I took the easy road and I went to check out her page coz a fan hit me with the link like wtf!!! this was early this year… so i see on Nat’s personal page “Life After Floetry… Natalie Stewart is… Super Heroine…” and I’m like OK, she got her Code Records poppin, she was doin her… grown woman, had to respect the M.O… so I’m back in Philly, she’s in the UK, we’re not talking, I see “Life After Floetry…” to me, she left…

so, I’m getting calls from label people, management, etc… they let me know what was being said and done and I’m like damn… what to do now… coz its all personal, but Nat has been like my sister and I’ll back her 100… but at some point, I gotta say or/and do somethin… I had to do me, I just want to make music… personal shyt aside… I’ve put blood sweat and tears into Floetry, when people see me out anywhere, I’m the chick from Floetry, its my aka, my ID… so, I’m continuing a brand that I sure as helped build and I’m creating opportunities for projects that I believe in… I believe in the Floetry brand and I am continuing and chose to do so with Amanda Diva on the “Floetry Remixed Tour”

“Floetry Remixed” came about very suddenly…I met Amanda Diva thru a friend and we creatively clicked instantly… I can’t control promoters, i can’t control gossip sites, what I can give you is my word…. not one of them sites had a quote from me saying nothing… every promoter of the Floetry Remixed tour knew what it was going in… I’m about the music… I’m about being on the road and giving the music to the people… I respect that everyone is so passionate and concerned about music… makes me wanna be better at what I do… but, as always, I respect other people’s moves… I’ll let you do you… I’m a friend till the end… but when it gets all crazy, at some point I have to see things for what they really are… if its not working, its not working… i can’t please everybody… I can’t, i tried that… got me in a whole bunch of shyt… guess if I’d a grown up sooner, things woulda been different but I can’t live like that, I just gotta LIVE… and let LIVE…

Natalie Stewart: you are my sister… blood… an important part of me being here doing what I dreamed about for the longest and you know that… I support you 100… you know how we get when its all personal and emotional and so very separate… we are different, and that’s OK… you know me… I wish you well… all my luv…

at the end of the day, its all luv and music… if only it was that simple… :)

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Marsha Ambrosius Talks About Natalie Stewart’s Floetry Exit

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Marsha Ambrosius of Floetry checked in with fans on her blog at Myspace on Friday (July 27). She writes:

No one in their right mind could replace what Natalie [Stewart] and I created as a duo… Amanda Diva and myself are creating a whole new collabo together… as for Nat and myself, 15 years of knowing someone is dead real… People who don’t know you have their right to judge.. Putting yourself out their in the ‘limelight’ or whatever leaves you open… [No] one cares what is actually going on in your real life coz you become just a song, or a group, not real people with real lives and real issues to deal with outside of ‘the industry’… I, from the beginning have remained adamant about being brutally honest, to my own detriment… Everyone on Myspace has always been able to ask me whatever, and I tell you the truth… Sometimes you wanna believe you can trust people with your word, you assume that people are your friends or your fam but everyone has their own plans… Everybody has their own life that is more important than boards/blogs/myspace… Whatever it may be… Floetry was an important part of my life, my growth as a human being… Floetry was never planned, it happened and I’m thankful for what I’ve learned through being a part of it… But on some real, I’m damn near 30yrs old… I have a million and 1 more things to do b4 all is said and done and as much as I want to please everybody, I can’t… I really can’t and in knowing that, it has freed me from so much bullshyt… I’m tryna live my life… and live it right… Nat knows how much I love her and support her in whatever she chooses to do… I back her 100% as she does me… There is nothing but love… I love to make music… That’s all I ever wanted to do… But the truth is, when forced to be confronted with yourself under a super lens, music becomes the smallest part of it all… All luv…

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‘The Vagina Monologues’ V Day Harlem Opening Night

Nina Sky, Miri Ben-Ari, Michelle Williams of Destiny’s Child, and Floetry were on hand for ‘The Vagina Monologues’ V Day Harlem Opening Night on March 27th at The Apollo in New York City. Check out pictures from FilmMagic and WireImage.

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Ne-Yo And Floetry On TV This Week

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R&B acts on television this week include Ne-Yo, who performs on ‘Live with Regis and Kelly’ on Tuesday and Floetry, who perform on ‘The Ellen DeGeneres Show’ on Thursday.

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Floetry Big In America, Unknown At Home In Britain

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Telegraph spoke to Floetry, the British band who has achieved success in America, but not back home in Britain. “We’re blazing a trail,” asserts Natalie Stewart. “I don’t have Robbie Williams’s money, but we’re doing better than Robbie in America.” Marsha Ambrosius added, “It’s so cool what’s happened. It makes you treat the world like it’s yours, like this planet is tiny and you can just seize it in the palm of your hand.”

The full story at telegraph.co.uk has since been removed.

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Neo-soul Duo Floetry Delivers Groundbreaking Show

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Gary Jackson of the Hollywood Reporter was on hand for Floetry’s hour-plus set at the Roxy on November 30th. Jackson writes that the duo “blended insightful lyrics, solid stage presence, a tight band and intricate vocal weavings to satisfy their fawning audience.”

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On TV: Floetry, Ashanti, Faith Evans

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R&B acts on television this week include Floetry, who perform on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ on Monday; Ashanti, who performs on ‘Live with Regis and Kelly’ on Tuesday and visits ‘TRL’ on Tuesday; and Faith Evans, who performs on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ on Wednesday.

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Floetry Album Signing In Harlem

Floetry were on hand for an album signing at Carols Daughter in Harlem, New York on November 11th. Check out pictures from FilmMagic.

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Floetry Perform In New York City

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Floetry performed in concert at SOB’s in New York City on November 9th and 11th. Check out pictures from FilmMagic (Wed / Fri).

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Floetry ‘SupaStar’ Video Featuring Common

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Floetry are out with the video to their new single ‘SupaStar’, featuring Common’, from their new album ‘Flo’Ology’, due November 8th. Watch it via YouTube below.

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