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Lady Gaga brands Trump a ‘racist’ and a ‘fool’ as she calls for change following George Floyd’s murder

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Singer/actress Lady Gaga, has branded President Donald Trump a ‘racist fool’ in a lengthy statement addressing the death of George Floyd and the protests that have followed.

George Floyd, an unarmed and handcuffed black man, died after being arrested by police for alleged use of counterfeit currency with footage showing police officer Derek Chauvin kneeling on his neck as he struggled to breathe and eventually died.

Chauvin was arrested Friday on suspicion of third-degree murder.

Reacting to the death of George Floyd and the protests that followed thereafter, Lady Gaga hit out at the President for what she described as ‘fueling racist activity’.

‘I have a lot of things to say about this, but the first thing I want to say is I’m afraid to say anything that will incite further anger, although that is precisely the emotion that’s justified,’ she posted Sunday on her Instagram and Twitter handles.

‘I do not wish to contribute to more violence, I wish to contribute to a solution. I am as outraged by the death of George Floyd as I have been by the deaths of exponentially too many black lives over hundreds of years that have been taken from us in this country as a result of systematic racism and the corrupt syst.pems that support it

‘The voices of the black community have been silenced for too long and that silence has proven deadly time and time again. And no matter what they do to protest, they are still met with no compassion by the leaders that are meant to protect them.
Everyday people in America are racist, that’s a fact. ‘Right now is a critical time for the black community to be supported by all other communities so we can put a stop to something that is intrinsically wrong by the grace of God or whatever creator you do or do not believe in.’

Lady Gaga continued: ‘We have known for a long time that President Trump has failed. He holds the most powerful office in the world, yet offers nothing but ignorance and prejudice while black lives continue to be taken.

‘We have known he is a fool, and a racist, since he took office. He is fuelling a system that is already rooted in racism, and racist activity, and we can all see what is happening.

It’s time for a change. I urge people to speak gently to each other, speak with passion, inspiration, and impress the importance of this issue until the systems that keep us sick die, instead of people we love.’

She concluded: ‘We MUST show our love for the black community. As a white, privileged woman, I take an oath to stand by that. ‘We haven’t, as a privileged community, done enough to fight racism and stand up for those people who are being killed by it. ‘This isn’t justice. This is an epic tragedy that defines our country and has for a long time. I am sad. I am angry. And I will use the words that I can find to communicate what needs to change in as an effective and non-violent way as possible for me.’

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Grammy Awards 2021: Yemi Alade To Host The 63rd Edition Of The Awards

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Nigerian musician, Yemi Alade will be part of celebrities who are billed to release the nominees of the Grammy Awards 2021.

The singer is one of the most recognized female artists from the African continents.

Her hit song ‘Johnny’ was one of the most played songs as it enjoyed airplay from all over the world.

She has had various nominations from awards including MTV African Music Awards, BET Awards, MTV Europe Music Awards etc.

The subsequent Grammy Awards is scheduled for January 31, 2021, and will be hosted by Trevor Noah.

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Burna Boy Get Grammy Nomination For The Second Time

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Nigerian superstar and self acclaimed Africa giant, Burna Boy’s album ‘Twice As Tall’ has been drafted for a Grammy award in the Best Global Music category.

Although this will be Burna Boy’s second nomination in this category. Earlier in 2020, Burna Boy’s album,African Giant lost the category to Angelique Kidjo.

Earlier, the Recording Academy declared the category formerly known as ‘Best World Music Album’ would become ‘Best Global Music Album.’ Burna Boy lost to Kidjo when the category was known as ‘Best World Music Album.’

If Burna Boy wins, he will become Nigeria’s first Grammy winner since Sikiru Adepoju won with Planet Drum over 10 years ago. Beyonce’s video for ‘Brown Skin Girl’ got a nod for Best Music Video, but it’s unclear if that concerns Wizkid who is a featured act on the song alongside Blue Ivy Carter, Beyonce’s daughter and Saint jHN.

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VIDEO: Laycon Join Forces With ShowMax To Start TV Series ‘I Am Laycon’

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Nigerian rapper and BBNaija 2020 winner, Laycon has declared the launch of his reality TV show dubbed, ‘I am Laycon.’

The singer join forces with an online streaming service, ShowMax for his reality TV show that will premiere in 2021.

He broke the news to his fans on his Instagram handle; @itslaycon with a post and a caption that reads;

I’m excited to announce to you that, Showmax and I, have started shooting the first Nigerian Showmax Original reality series: I am LAYCON!!!!!

Trust me when I say this, it’s going to be massive. 2021 is about to be lit!!! #IamLayconShowmax #ShowmaxOriginal #ShowmaxNaija @showmaxonline.”

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