Yesterday, August 15, Janelle Monáe performed on The Today Show with her new single “Yoga” and “Tightrope” from her 2010 album The ArchAndroid. When she had finished her performance, she started to give a speech about police brutality which was abruptly cut short by the producers. The message started “God Bless America” but Huffington Post reports that the rest of the speech was cut. Social media have been sharing their distaste for situation and are sharing a bigger chunk of the speech before the camera cut away and the anchorman started talking over her.
This is part of the quote that Janelle shared with the audience: “God bless America. God bless all, all the lost lives to police brutality. We want white America to know that we stand tall today. We want black America to know that we stand tall today. We will not be silenced”.
Below, you can find a tweet from a fan with the footage.
— marla york. (@theseMYtweetz) August 14, 2015