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SPONSORED: LeToya Luckett Stops by the ESSENCE Black Women in Music Red Carpet to #RefreshTheTalk with Absolut Vodka

Artist LeToya Luckett and Absolut Vodka red carpet host Alesha Renee talk empowering women in the music industry to speak up and make their voices heard.

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Well, it's only fitting, that I refresh [UNKNOWN] that's hanging down that way. [CROSSTALK] [LAUGH] I think you should, he's right over there. Okay, anyways, and we're back. So I gotta [CROSSTALK] [NOISE] [INAUDIBLE] [INAUDIBLE] You know what? Not in this lifetime. Next no, cuz [INAUDIBLE] I don't want that in this lifetime. [CROSSTALK] Moving right along. As a woman Of course. But how do you know her? [INAUDIBLE] Because that's how she came on the scene. And I love the video, it's very [INAUDIBLE]. But, I don't know, it's great. We gotta touch on the woman's empowerment before I let you go, cuz you got some work to do tonight. Speaking of work to do tonight, now [INAUDIBLE] What advice that [INAUDIBLE] I think once you realize who you're, not just [INAUDIBLE] and you won't limit yourself, you won't put yourself in a box. I think a lot of times we're getting our own way with stuff, and we give ourself this ceiling and you gotta step out of that [INAUDIBLE] me I was like very safe with everything and [INAUDIBLE] let God lead me and I'm not gonna walk in fear. [INAUDIBLE] That's not me. No [INAUDIBLE]. To take that stuff [UNKNOWN]. You never know where things will go. I was terrified of things going wrong. I would literally ask people how when they would talk about singing and so forth. I would [UNKNOWN] every one, because I was terrified, so terrified. And it finally got to the point where I would be you're praying with me,you're praying with me. In the studio, or [UNKNOWN] Got a bad deal... was out and I was having to chase that single because I was not ready. I was not ready because I was terrified. One day I was like you know what, forget it. God has me here for a reason and I am like... Same thing with acting I didn't know that I was going to become an actress, but God did. You gotta, you gotta just. You know what I mean? Come on mini-series slayer You got to remain open to what God has for you. God says I'm going to walk there with you. [INAUDIBLE] You gotta go I gotta go.