Stephanie Mills Flashes a White Smile as She Celebrates Her Friend Valerie Simpson's B-Day

Singer Stephanie Mills celebrated her beloved friend Valerie Simpson's 74th birthday with the sweetest photo on Instagram. Talk about friendship goals!

Songwriter Valerie Simpson celebrated her 74th birthday on August 26. On the special day, her friend Stephanie Mills made sure that she felt loved and appreciated with a loving tribute. 

Mills took to Instagram to share a photo of herself and Simmons from an event. The ladies looked stunning as they flashed their billion-dollar smiles for the camera. 

Stephanie Mills backstage during KTU's "Miracle on 34th Street" holiday concert in New York City. December 18, 2002 | Source: Getty Images

Stephanie Mills backstage during KTU's "Miracle on 34th Street" holiday concert in New York City. December 18, 2002 | Source: Getty Images

HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY, VALERIE!

In the caption, Mills called Simpsons her "sister friend" and wished her a happy birthday. The songwriter's fans swarmed the comment section to shower her with love and birthday wishes. 

Mills and Simpsons' effortless friendship is truly beautiful. Both of them are gifted and have been pretty successful throughout their careers. 

 

Simpson is one of the legendary R&B songwriters in the music scene. Together with her husband, Nick, she has written some of the most memorable songs of the last century. 

The singer is known for her outspokenness and for being pro-Black.

STEPHANIE'S CAREER

As for Mills, she is a Grammy-winning singer and a talented actress who is best known for her disco hits and her role as Dorothy in "The Wiz." 

Her career kicked off as a singer and an actress when she was merely nine years old. In 1975, she shot to fame with her role as Dorothy in "The Wiz" on Broadway. 

The 1980s was her decade as she scored one hit after another. Her song "Never Knew Love Like This Before" earned her a Grammy in 1981. 

Career aside, Mills famously dated Michael Jackson in the 1970s. According to her, she went out with him for about a year and a half. She remembers him as a kind, compassionate, and loving person. 

AS OUTSPOKEN AS CAN BE

Mills has been lauded for her music for decades, but last year, she made headlines for slamming Nicole Curran on Instagram after she leaned over Beyoncé during the NBA finals. She also slammed singer Sam Smith when he shared that he was not a fan of Michael Jackson.

The singer is known for her outspokenness and for being pro-Black. She often sends shoutouts to Black artists on her social media pages. 

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