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.
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.