Singer seemingly cut off when she starts #BlackLivesMatter tribute

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Janelle Monáe's #BlackLivesMatter Protest Anthem

R&B singer Janelle Monáe released "Hell You Talmbout" this past Thursday, a song dedicated to the victims of police brutality.

Monáe, along with band "Wondaland" appeared on the "Today Show" on Friday, where they performed this anthem live. The 7 minute song was nearly finished, when Monáe started to shout out:

"God bless America. God bless all those who've lost lives to police brutality. We want white America to know that we stand tall. We want black America to know...."

It was at this moment when NBC transitioned into a commercial break. It is unclear as to the reasoning; some say it was because of the context of the song, while others say that she had gone over her allotted time slot.

Watch the performance here (fast forward to 6:50 for debated cutoff):

The Twitterverse has been buzzing about this incident ever since:

So we want to know, what do you think about the incident?

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