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Etana Explains Why She Didn’t Vote For Obama Says “I Am Now An Undecided Voter”

Jamaican Reggae Singer Under Fire For Supporting Trump {VIDEO} etana-interview

Etana was a supporter of President Obama although she didn’t get to vote for him but she also noted that she is now an undecided voter.
The reggae songstress sat down with Winford Williams of OnStage in her first TV interview since revealing her endorsement of Donald Trump. She received a lot of backlash from her fans on social media but she backtracked off her comments a few days later citing ignorance on her part.
“At first I can’t say that it was such a big thing the election in America out here (Jamaica),” she said while explaining why she wasn’t more informed about the election. “I do a lot of writing and traveling and so watching the election is something that I don’t do a lo but I saw a clip where he [Donald Trump] was talking about the security of America and how wide open it was. So I said maybe he would be the one to take away that fear in America about people flying planes.”
Etana also explained that she is not blaming Anthony Miller for editing the clip from her interview on ER. “At the end of the day I clearly know how to handle an interview so I take full responsibility,” she said.

Watch her full interview below starting around 15:00.

Etana also explained that she was never a supporter of the republican party before her endorsement of Donald Trump.


etanaConscious-singing reggae artist Etana has come under immense pressure following her endorsement of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, whose statements about minorities have led to a widespread belief that he is a racist.

Etana, 32, born Shauna McKenzie, is a native of Jamaica and naturalized U.S. Citizen. She told ubiquitous Jamaican journalist and Entertainment Report TV show host, Anthony Miller, that she would be voting for Trump.

“Yes, I am a Trump supporter,” Etana said in the interview. “And I know a lot of people will probably be like, ‘What do you say about Trump being prejudice.’ He’s not prejudice, for me anyway, [being] frank, straight to the point, cut and dry, black and white, it is what it is, say what it is. Don’t beat around the bush; you don’t like a certain thing, you don’t like it, that’s it. End of story. And the reason why I’m a Trump supporter is because he’s all of that and more.”

Challenged by Miller about Trump’s remarks that Mexicans are rapists, Etana shot back: “No, he’s referring to those that are.”

Questioned Trump’s remarks that Mexicans are drug dealers, Etana responded as swiftly, stating that Trump was “referring to those that are.”

She went on: “There are quite a number of maybe Mexicans, Spanish people, Black people — all kinds of different races, right? Who are in the country illegally, who are doing things that they are not supposed to do, and he’s just saying, ‘Hey, look, we cannot afford ourselves in America, why are we letting in all of these people? And then we sit down and fret if they’re going to bomb us tomorrow.’”

Etana added that she was not a prejudice person and believe in the unification of different races coming into America to build a stronger union.

“However, think about it, you’re in your house and you have to take a flight tomorrow, and you’re looking around — and don’t tell me that you don’t do this, cause if you’re in America flying anywhere, you’re going to look around at everybody to see anybody who fits the stereotype of a terrorist, and you’re going to fret or you’re going to consider not taking that flight.”

Asked if people should be racially profiled, Etana said no, but added, “Why must we live that way, then, and allow all these people to come into the country when you don’t know? Because these people come into the country in America, they get jobs, they go to school, they raise families, they do all kinds of things and then all of a sudden, ‘dem’ just strike.”

Backlash has been far and wide. Many have said that the singer’s stance that singing about roots and culture and yet voting for Trump was not contradictory, is hypocritical.

“My music has nothing to do with what I believe in. Like, okay, because I believe in a certain way or life, or because I think that I should be a Trump supporter, has nothing to do with what I sing about or write about,” Etana said. “My music is for the world and for the people, but this is just a personal thought.”

Etana later tried to backpedal, apologizing to anyone that she had offended and stressing that her music remains about unity. She did not attempt to change her stance about voting for Trump.

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Comment by Ab Gai on October 9, 2016 at 11:45am
Who is she? This b**** is dumb as f***. Go read a book.....please!!!!
Comment by David on October 6, 2016 at 11:30pm
Just an idea, maybe she should read an f'ing book! Most of all, don't concern yourself into matters that you don't understand! Clearly she is totally void of knowledge regarding American history, so be honest with yourself and with others and state that you know nothing about American politics, shut up, and keep it moving!
Comment by rebelflower on October 3, 2016 at 8:04pm
Comment by emma peele on October 3, 2016 at 3:32am
Of course, she has the right to her views and her opinions but the moment she decides to go to the media at large with said views and opinions it's like what "Forest Gump" said about a box of chocolates "ya never know what ya gonna get."
Comment by AfricanGoddess on October 2, 2016 at 11:47pm

I actually like Etan music and she does have the right to her views... too bad some views and opinions are not good for the rest of us!

Comment by Susette Bookal on October 2, 2016 at 10:09pm
No idea who she is
Comment by HandsomeMan on October 2, 2016 at 7:58pm
I heard this disgrace live in the usa but put down Jamaica.
Comment by Mr. Johnson on October 2, 2016 at 5:42pm
She doesn't even live in Amerikkka and not a citizen to vote. So who cares? This is a lousy publicity stunt. A matter of fact who is she?
Comment by Mike on October 2, 2016 at 9:03am

You see when stupid black people get a little fame and money. They forget where they come from and think them are white, She will never see a penny of my money buy her records. Let Trump support her and see how far she get. Damm fool....

Comment by bronxboy on October 1, 2016 at 8:40am
Etana...plain and simple is an idiot...she stays contradicting herself..saying she's not prejudice but in same breath saying when she's flying she's looking around to see if people of middle eastern decent is on her flight . I wonder if she don't realize that every nationality has there own biases.She thinks because americanized she's not going to be prejudged by others.she don't even know what ethnicity trump wife is or knows anything about him...but she supports him because he speaks the truth...I'm wondering what truth is he speaking.Does she not think the same message he says about Mexicans can also be said about Jamaicans or any country for that me a country without crimes that Trump says Mexicans alone commits. Her handlers need to tell her pondt blank If she don't know wat she's speaking of stfu period.

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