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Jamiroquai’s lead singer says he wasn’t the pro-Trump Viking rioter

Jay Kay was forced to push back on some rumors with a video statement.

January 07, 2021
Jamiroquai’s lead singer says he wasn’t the pro-Trump Viking rioter (L) Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images (R) Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images  

Pro-Trump riots took over the Capitol building in D.C. yesterday, and the police's perhaps-unsurprisingly lackluster response in apprehending the culprits has lead to internet sleuths attempting to deduce who's who. As pictures circulated of a man in face paint and a Viking-themed headdress, speculation grew that the person was Jay Kay, lead singer of the British funk group Jamiroquai.

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The rumor spread to such an extent that Jay Kay was forced to issue a denial on Thursday. “Good morning world," Jay Kay said in an exaggerated cowboy-esque accent. "Now some of you may be thinking you saw me in Washington last night but I’m afraid I wasn’t with all those freaks.” Watch the statement in full below:

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Arizona media has identified the protestor as Jake Angeli, a QAnon sympathizer.

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Jamiroquai’s lead singer says he wasn’t the pro-Trump Viking rioter