god bless america and the quotes from this show

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Janelle Monáe Cut Off During "The Today Show" Performance
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Monáe also performed “Tightrope”from her 2010 album The ArchAndroid. She ended her performance proclaiming, “God bless America,” but the rest of her message was cut off on the air, the Huffington Post reports. Footage shows that Monáe continued on with comments about police brutality before the camera cut away and an anchor begins to speak over her. Watch her “Tightrope” performance, as well as the cut-off portion below. Read Monáe’s full quote:

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…