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#LadyGaga’s fifth studio album “Joanne” was released today and it includes a track titled “Angel Down” which is about the death of #TrayvonMartin. She told Beats 1 host, Zane Lowe, that she wrote the song in response to “the epidemic of young African-Americans being murdered in this country,” adding that she was “overwhelmed by the fact that people just stood around and didn’t do anything about it, and that the justice system continues to, over and over again, not seek justice for these families.”
Some of the lyrics read, “Doesn’t everyone belong in the arms of the sacred/ Why do we pretend we’re wrong has our young courage faded / Shots were fired down the street by the church where we used to meet/ Angel down, angel down, why do people just stand around?”
Considering that Martin was murdered back in 2012, why did it take Gaga four years to finally speak out about it? In short, she couldn’t decide whether or not it was her place to speak on Black issues being that she’s a non-African American person. However, she decided that it was her duty to address the injustice in her own way. She told Lowe that her fans experience anxiety when they–Read More At TheShadeRoom.com
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