Jennifer Hudson Sings ‘I Know Where I’ve Been’ From Hairspray Live (VIDEO)

Jennifer Hudson starred as Motormouth Maybelle in NBC’s “Hairspray Live!” this week. Here’s here rendition of “I Know Where I’ve Been” as she reflects on the state of the world which led to a protest for racial equality through the streets of Baltimore.

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Based on the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical, “Hairspray Live!” takes place in 1962 Baltimore. Plump teenager Tracy Turnblad’s dream is to dance on “The Corny Collins Show,” a local TV program. When against all odds Tracy wins a role on the show, she becomes a celebrity overnight and meets a colorful array of characters, including the resident dreamboat, Link; the ambitious mean girl, Amber; an African American boy she meets in detention, Seaweed; and his mother, Motormouth Maybelle, the owner of a local record store. Tracy’s mother is the indomitable Edna, and she eventually encourages Tracy on her campaign to integrate the all-white “Corny Collins Show.”

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