Ahead of her highly anticipated performance in New Orleans for ESSENCE Festival 2017, Diana Ross did a five-night engagement at New York City Center.
The 73-year-old diva performed her greatest hits including “Do You Know,” “Upside Down” and “I’m Coming Out” for the adoring crowd. The concert comes after years of staying out of the spotlight, aside from being presented with the Presidential Medal of Freedom by former President Barack Obama in 2016.
While in the Big Apple, the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award-winner shared that she sometimes visits the Diana Ross Playground named after her in Central Park when in town.
“Every time I am in the city of New York I always go by and peek and see how it’s doing,” Ross told The Post. “To watch the children playing, it really warms my heart. We have been in conversations about refurbishing the playground and updating it which I would like to do very much.”
The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame member also talked about her relationship with daughter Tracee Ellis Ross, who just won a Golden Globe Award for her role in ABC’s Black-ish.
“My daughter gives me advice. Role reversal! I’m a firm believer that you raise your children when they’re young,” she said.
Adding, “My kids are adults now and they know what they want to do and I just support them in whatever that is. It’s called unconditional love.”