American Funk singer Betty Davis passed away

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American singer Betty Davis passed away on Wednesday at the age of 77, music magazine Rolling Stone reports . The singer, an icon within the funk genre, died of natural causes.

Davis, who was married to the famous jazz trumpeter Miles Davis from 1968 to 1969, was mainly active as a singer in the 1960s and 1970s. She made most of her music between 1964 and 1975.

In 1973 she released the album Betty Davis . They Say I’m Different and Nasty Gal followed in the next two years, respectively .

Davis was known for her provocative lyrics, such as in the songs Shut Off the Light and If I’m in Luck I Might Get Picked Up . Some songs were considered so controversial that they were not played by radio stations.

Davis last released a song in 2019: A Little Bit Hot Tonight . Davis wrote and produced the song, but left the vocals to her friend Danielle Maggio.

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