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Published: 2014/04/28

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.


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bigeffendeal April 28, 2014, 10:55:55

LET’S TALK ABOUT PAUL SIMON AND EDIE BRICKELL GETTIN ARRESTED FOR DOMESTIC DISPUTE! Maybe Paul and Jackson Brown should go on the wife beaters tour 2014!!

Alex April 28, 2014, 19:16:14

Please note that is is Victor Willis who was the original Cop but is no longer a member of Village People who issued this. He has not performed with the group live since 1979, nor has he made any recordings with them since around 1982. Also the picture you used is Ray Simpson who is the current cop and lead singer of Village People.

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