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Your New Pride Anthem Has Arrived

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Rapper-singer-songwriter Chika Oranika, a 20-year-old from Montgomery, Alabama, took Ed Sheeran’s massive hit Shape of You and turned it into a Pride anthem that’s quickly going viral.

The singer transform the lyrics into a plea for LGBT acceptance and a recognition of the community’s struggle.

https://twitter.com/oranicuhh/status/874698988599074816

Let me tell you ’bout pride, the struggle to survive, living everyday with our lovin’ under fire. Questioning the ways that you self identify, but who you choose to date isn’t ever on your mind. But people so fascinated, they passive hating, they all repeat the rhetoric like a class they’re taking.”

Since posting a clip of the video on Twitter, it’s been re-tweeted more than 20,000 times and liked almost 45,000 times.

Here’s the full version:

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