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Village People hope to ban “YMCA” from being played at Clippers games

  • Jim Racalto
Studio Portrait of the Village People

(Credit: theguardian.com)

Victor Willis, lead singer of legendary funk group The Village People, plans to ban their most popular song, “YMCA”, from being played at Los Angeles Clippers games.

This move is just another among hundreds amid the public outrage against Clippers owner Donald Sterling after he was apparently caught on audio tape making several racist comments.

Per Bleacher Report via TMZ:

According to TMZ, Willis hold the rights to the song and is outraged by the recent developments regarding the Los Angeles Clippers owner’s alleged racist remarks.

TMZ reports that Willis is serious about his ban and plans to send an “official notice” to the Clippers owner on Monday.

On a related note, R&B singer Tank has cancelled his performance of the national anthem that was scheduled for Tuesday’s Clippers game against the Warriors in their first-round playoff series.

The backlash over Sterling’s comments is country wide, and this situation will not die down anytime soon. It will be interesting to see how the NBA and commissioner Adam Silver are going to handle this, as an official announcement is expected tomorrow.

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