Jennifer Hudson still not ready for the ‘Spotlight’

I can definitely understand her not being ready to perform. When this report first surfaced it was a bit surprising because she probably needs counseling and getting onstage should may be months or even years away. Her fans would be there in droves to support her but I think she needs to just heal.


via MTV News

Last week, Jennifer Hudson‘s label confirmed that the singer would work on her first music video since the murders of her mother, brother and nephew in October. Over the weekend, however, reports surfaced that Hudson is not quite ready to get back to work.

Hudson’s shoot for “If It Isn’t Love” in Los Angeles was scheduled months before the murders, but a source told that Hudson, 27, who has been on hiatus since the tragedy, won’t be filming it this week after all.

“The video was set up before the tragedy, and she felt like she should finish what she started, but she’s realized that she’s not ready to go back to work. It’s too early,” a source told the site.

But another unidentified personal spokesperson for Hudson said that the plans for the shoot were never set in stone. “The video shoot was never confirmed, so there was nothing to cancel,” the spokesperson said. “[J Records’ statement] was erroneous.”

Hudson has been mostly off the radar since the murders, but she did release a statement last week calling her four Grammy nominations “truly a blessing. … I’m extremely honored and humbled by the nominations.”

MTV News could not reach Hudson’s personal publicist or label spokesperson for comment at press time.

Hudson’s ex-brother-in-law, William Balfour, was officially charged with the murders on December 2 and is currently in jail awaiting trial. According to, police say Balfour was motivated by jealousy after allegedly visiting his estranged wife, Hudson’s sister Julia, and seeing a birthday gift he believed was given to her by another man.

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