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TODAY Show cuts off Janelle Monae's #BlackLivesMatter speech

Janelle Monae's TODAY Show performance didn't go exactly the way she planned it.
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"We will not be silenced," Janelle Monae told everyone watching her on the TODAY Show, right before she was silenced. The singer performed her song, "Hell You Talmbout," which is a tribute to victims of racial violence and then started to give a speech on police brutality and racism, but the show cut her off before she finished what she wanted to say.

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Here's what she was able to get in: "God bless America! God bless all the lost lives to police brutality. We want white America to know that we stand tall today. We want black America to know we stand tall today."

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