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India.Arie Not Amused by Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake’s ‘Songversation’ Skit

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India Arie performs onstage at the Premiere Ceremony during the 60th Annual GRAMMY Awards at Madison Square Garden on January 28, 2018 in New York City.
India Arie performs onstage at the Premiere Ceremony during the 60th Annual GRAMMY Awards at Madison Square Garden on January 28, 2018 in New York City.

*That “Songversation” skit from Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake that aired during Fallon’s post-Super Bowl broadcast of “The Tonight Show” has left India.Arie feeling “appropriated.”

The singer, whose 2013 album was titled “Songversation,” took to Twitter with her disapproval after Fallon and Timberlake’s skit of the same name showed the two continuously breaking into song during a chat.

“I hear @jimmyfallon show appropriated my sacred word . . . just be clear — I’m offended,” Arie tweeted in response.

“I know its not personal to you . . . but it IS personal to me. Now that you know . . . please DO NOT do that,” she wrote.

Arie’s “Songversaion,” released on June 25, 2013, by Soulbird Music and Motown, includes the singles “6th Avenue,” “Cocoa Butter” and “Just Do You.”

Watch Fallon and Timberlake’s “Songversation” skit above.

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*In other India.Arie news, the singer is celebrating black lives through a new merchandise line inspired by her single, “Breathe.”

All of the items in the collection bear the words “WORTHY” across the front. The phrase  reflects the song’s message about cherishing Black lives at a time when very few outside our community seem willing to do so.  The line is inspired by the last words of Eric Garner and the Movement 4 Black Lives.

Arie teamed up with ESSENCE to exclusively premiere the official music video for “Breathe.” The video debut came just days before the 2-year-anniversary of the police killing Garner, a Black father of 5 who lost his life after being placed in an illegal chokehold by NYPD officer Daniel Pantaleo.

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You can get the rest of this EURweb story, HERE.

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