Kate Nash pens “Pink Limo Ride” in response to a hate crime

Kate Nash pens “Pink Limo Ride” in response to a hate crime

Kate Nash "Pink Limo Ride"

We totally love UK singer-songwriter Kate Nash here at PopBytes, and Ms. Nash just penned a new song called “Pink Limo Ride” in response to a hate crime her friend was recently involved in. It still boogles my mind why some people can’t just leave other people alone, it sickens me to hear about stuff like this. My motto has always been live and let live, I wish more people felt that way too. Listen to Kate’s new track below, plus there’s more on the incident that inspired her to write this song.

On 13th July, Kate Nash was witness to a friend experiencing the very worst of hate crime. She immediately responded by writing a song in debt to her friend, Mika, who was beaten up in Soho, London after trying to defend someone from prejudice. “I’ve never been involved nor had a friend involved with a hate crime before. I didn’t know what to expect or how that would feel. I’ve read stories in the news…” Kate explains the incident that led to her writing “Pink Limo Ride.” “On the 13th July Mika went out with one of his best friends, a girl who dresses alternatively and has a lot of tattoos. They were in a chicken shop in soho when a couple of guys took a disliking to her alternative look. They threatened to stab her because of the way she was dressed, Mika stood in and was beaten so badly he now has a fracture in his face.” READ MORE

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