This is a shocker! One of the most adorable songs of Justin Bieber ‘Baby’ has been banned by the principal of Brooklyn from graduation ceremonies. Principal Greta Hawkins took this action of removing the chart topper from the music programming of Edna Cohen School. She also has come under fire for pulling up Lee Greenwood’s song ‘God Bless the USA’ from the song lineup. Lee Greenwood was furious by this action of the principal as the kindergartners had spent months training the song.
Written by Bieber himself along with Christopher “Tricky” Stewart and Terius “The-Dream” Nash, ‘Baby’ is the highest charting single in the US for Justin. It debuted at number 5 at Billboard’s top 100. The song featured Ludacris and was an uptempo R&B, blending together dance-pop and hip-hop elements, while using influences of doo-wop music.
According to Hollywood reporter, Greta decided to remove ‘Baby’ a she thought it was not appropriate for 5 year-olds. Apparently she caved to pressure and decided to remove it. Its quite surprising because this song by Justin is so adorable and a sugary peppy song like this inappropriate? We are really holding our heads in disbelief.
In support of the principal’s decision, NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg said, “The principal has decided she’s not going to sing that song. It’s the principal’s decision, and we support the principals”. Bloomberg who said this in a press conference on June 11th had kissed Lady Gaga on New Year’s Eve. Clearly a disappointment to see the Mayor sliding with the principal even though her actions are a bit questionable.
So after both ‘God Bless the USA’ and ‘Baby’ scrapped from the ceremony, its still unclear which songs will take their place. We are still wondering why our adorable pop star’s signature song has been axed.