Sheryl Lee Ralph On Jennifer Holliday’s Pre-Inauguration Decision: “Not All Money Is Good Money” [Video]

WICKED‘s new broadway star and first African-American to play “Madame Morrible” played by the iconic Sheryl Lee Ralph stopped by the Wendy Williams Show to discuss the Inauguration, her longtime Dreamgirls castmate Jennifer Holliday, her husband Senator Vincent Hughes, meeting Michelle Obama for the first time and more.

Williams asked if Sheryl actually called Jennifer to speak with her about the decision:

You wanna know something, Jennifer is the kind of woman she makes her own choices for herself and that’s the way she likes to keep it but the only thing that matters for me when it comes to this topic is that at the end she SANGED THE RIGHT SONG!..Sheryl then proceeds to sing: “And I am telling you!” she changes the lyrics at the end shouting out the LGBT Community. 

When Wendy also asked: “would you would’ve performed?”…Sheryl said:

Not all money is good money. That’s me. That’s me and that’s Senator Vicent Hughes wife speaking but some folks — sometimes people need a check. I don’t know what the circumstance was but that’s what I would’ve said. 

Check out the entire interview above.

Sheryl Lee Ralph can currently be seen playing Madame Morrible in Broadway’s “WICKED” at the Gershwin Theatre in New York City.