Smokey Robinson: “I Don’t Want To Talk About This Anymore”


    smokey1 Smokey Robinson: I Dont Want To Talk About This Anymore“I don’t want to talk about this anymore. I’m doing fine, man, just leave me alone.” ┬áThose were the words from the legendary singer, songwriter and producer Smokey Robinson in 1986 when his friend, Leon, could visibly see that Smokey was abusing drugs.

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    “No, I’m not leaving at all. I’m staying here and I’m praying for you. I don’t care how long it takes,” Leon persisted.

    “Leon stayed and prayed for me all night; he prayed till the sun came up; he wouldn’t leave me; he stayed at my house all the next day and that night insisted that we go to a place called Ablaze Ministry,” Smokey said.

    Ablaze was just a small building on Florence Avenue in Los Angeles where people were up and singing. The leader was a heavy-set black woman.

    After preaching, the woman pointed at Smokey and said, “You,would you please come up here?”

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