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Anohni collaborates with Naomi Campbell for emotional music video

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Anohni, known for her work with Antony and the Johnsons and Hercules and Love Affair, has released a beautiful new video with The Face herself: Naomi Campbell.

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The celestial singer told Vulture that the song, ‘Drone Bomb Me’ tells the story “of a young Afghan girl whose family has been murdered by a drone, and who would like nothing more than to die with them.”

Campbell is seen crying throughout the clip which was styled by Riccardo Tisci, Givenchy’s creative director. She has appeared in only a handful of music videos throughout her extensive career, including Madonna’s ‘Erotica’ and Culture Club’s ‘I’ll Tumble 4 Ya’.

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First trans performer nominated for an Academy Award

Anohni recently made history and headlines by becoming the first transgender performer to be nominated for an Academy Award and openly avoiding the ceremony. She was nominated for her song ‘Manta Ray’ which features in the documentary ‘Racing Extinction’

In an open statement, Anohni announced her disappointment that she was not asked to perform while many “commercially viable” artists who had not been nominated were cast in the evening’s proceedings.

“I want to be clear – I know that I wasn’t excluded from the performance directly because I am transgendered. I was not invited to perform because I am relatively unknown in the U.S., singing a song about ecocide, and that might not sell advertising space,” she wrote.

“But if you trace the trail of breadcrumbs, the deeper truth of it is impossible to ignore,” she continued.

“…a series of events that occur over years to create a system that has sought to undermine me, at first as a feminine child, and later as an androgynous transwoman.”

OIP Staff


 

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