MARINA has hit back at the Brazilian government after they ordered Lollapalooza Brazil to ban “political demonstrations”.
Last weekend, MARINA was amongst the musicians who criticised president Jair Bolsonaro during their Lollapalooza performances in São Paulo.
During her performance, she said to the crowd: “We need to stick together. I’m just sick of a certain kind of energy. Fuck Putin. Fuck Bolsonaro. Fuck him! We are sick of this energy. We are sick of it. You are the new generation and things are going to change.”
Writing on Twitter, she went on to say: “Censorship is still alive and well. Bolsonaro’s lawyers have petitioned to the Supreme Electoral Court to stop artists from making “political demonstrations”, due to me and 2 other artists voicing opinions at Lolla.”
“So many of us are sick of these old men who think they own the countries they “lead”. They don’t own anything. And they are weaker than we think. When people feel they have no power they try to take it away from others.”