Very few things frighten Tracee Ellis Ross. However, when the Black-Ish star’s famous mother — Diana Ross — asked her to come on stage to sing, it literally scared her. The incident took place last week, while at her mother’s Las Vegas show at the Venetian. Tracee documented the experience on her personal web site, writing:
Last week, in Vegas, my mom, out of nowhere, stopped her show and asked me to come onstage and sing. I think the last time my mom asked me to sing I was 5 or 6 years old. I swear at first I thought she said Evan (my brother, a singer, who was also there). But then I realized she said my name, and before I could think, I was walking toward the stage!
Now, I’m not afraid of much. I used to be afraid of everything. I was shy as a child. Probably tough to believe but it’s true (see pics). I still get nervous all the time but I never let it stop me and I’m certainly not afraid of performing. But, somehow, by the time I stepped onto the stage it was as if I was 6 years old again! There’s something about singing….. It’s no joke trying to do that as the child of DIANA ROSS, let alone while standing by her side on stage. Plus, when you’re nervous, it’s hard to hear, it’s hard to breathe, and it’s hard to be present. These are all important things when you are singing!
[SEE HER PERFORMANCE ON THE NEXT PAGE.]