Los Angeles Clippers Face "Y.M.C.A." Ban From The Village People
Following alleged racist remarks from Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling, The Village People’s Victor Willis is intent on banning the band’s anthem “Y.M.C.A.” from the Staples Center, a rep for the singer told TMZ. While he threatened the ban on Twitter, Willis plans on following through with a formal proposal to make it official. Willis acquired the rights to “Y.M.C.A.” and other Village People songs in 2013 following a lengthy legal battle.
A recorded conversation between Sterling and his girlfriend leaked to the press this weekend. The fifteen-minute clip posted by Deadspin features an argument between the two parties over whether or not Sterling’s girlfriend should be seen in public with African Americans. The team protested their owners comments this Sunday by turning their warm-up jerseys inside out, hiding all Clippers logos.