In her autobiography, Natalie Cole briefly talked about going to college with OJ Simpson. They both attended USC. Natalie Cole said that she became friends with OJ Simpson. She also said she was impressed by him. He was the school’s football hero. She said that they first met each other when he almost ran over her in front of the school’s library. They remained friends since their first meeting on campus. She even visited him, and his first wife, when he played for the Buffalo Bills.
It was love that sustained and lifted me during a fragile and frightening time in my life. Love led me when I couldn’t see my way out. Love carried me when I couldn’t take another step. When my hunger was insatiable, love fed and filled me. Love comforted me when I was sick and hurting. Love kept me sane, focused, and steady- all day long, all night through.
Love brought me back.”- Natalie Cole
Gladys Knight, Aretha Franklin, Natalie Cole, Whitney Houston, Cissy Houston, Valerie Simpson, Bebe Winans, and more sing, “Respect.” 1994.