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Jamiroquai Star Jay Kay Forced To Deny He Was At US Capitol Riots

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Jamiroquai Star Jay Kay Forced To Deny He Was At US Capitol Riots

Jamiroquai's Jay Kay has responded to claims he was present during the pro-Trump riots at the Capitol building yesterday (6 January):

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Jay Kay started trending on social media as fans compared the frontman to one of the bare-chested rioters who was wearing fur and a pair of horns.

Taking to Twitter in a bid to address the false claims, he said: "Goooood mornin' world. Now some of you may be thinkin' you saw me in Washington last night. But I'm afraid I wasn't with all those freaks."

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The Trump supporter falsely identified as Jamiroquai star Jay Kay. Credit: Shutterstock
The Trump supporter falsely identified as Jamiroquai star Jay Kay. Credit: Shutterstock

He went on to wish everyone a happy New Year (what a LAD) adding: "I haven't seen you for ages."

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As the comparisons between the two men came flooding in (before Jay Kay's message), one fan wrote: "Nobody has heard of #jamiroquai for f***in years but then Jay Kay pops up storming The Capitol with Virtual Insanity."

Another added: "Am I the only one who was a bit disappointed by that Jamiroquai gig? #Capitol," while a third commented: "A lot of our darkest fears and predictions came true yesterday - but no one foresaw that Jamiroquai would storm the Capitol."

Footage shared online showed the moment thousands of Trump fans and voters made their way up to the Capitol building following a rally, at which Trump himself spoke.

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The riots began in a bid to stop Congress from certifying Joe Biden's election victory. They led to a woman being shot and killed. She was later named as Ashli Babbitt, from San Diego, California.

The woman, who is said to have been a 14-year veteran, serving four tours with the US Air Force, was shot as rioters clashed with law enforcement during the break-in.

As the chaos was unfolding, President-elect Joe Biden addressed the nation, explaining: "At this hour, our democracy is under unprecedented assault unlike anything we've seen in modern times."

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He went on: "Let me be very clear, the scenes of chaos at the Capitol do not reflect the true America, do not represent who we are. What we're seeing are a small number of extremists dedicated to lawlessness."

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Topics: Celebrity, News

Rebecca Shepherd
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