“Wanna hold someone accountable? Ask Kamala Harris why she came for my family. ”
Powerful words from the granddaughter of Nina Simone.
This dispute can be traced back to 2013, when Kamala Harris accused Simone’s family of misappropriating funds and pressured Nina’s daughter into resigning as a trustee of her mother’s estate.
As part of the settlement, Lisa Simone Kelly was forced to give up the rights to the works of her mother, Nina Simone. It was Lisa’s daughter that spoke up on Twitter.
Nina’s granddaughter here. We as her family don’t run her estate anymore. It was taken away from us & given to white people. Our family name was DRAGGED in the media. We get NO royalties, nothing. Wanna hold someone accountable? Ask Kamala Harris why she came for my family
— RéAnna Simone Kelly (@reasiimone) June 19, 2021
“I support everything she’s saying,” Lisa said. “She’s speaking her truth; she’s speaking the truth of our family.”
“While I may not be able to speak on certain things, those close to me who witnessed the happenings firsthand are choosing to step forward with the Truth, for those who believe everything they read in the media, you have been misled.”
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