BY divyansh

Macy Gray's failed Brittney Griner protest

Macy Gray claims that NBC's "Today" show allegedly forbade a band member from wearing a "Free Brittney Griner"  T-shirt during a..

live performance this week to oppose the WNBA star's detention in Russia.

Billy Wes, the keyboardist for Gray, was photographed sporting a T-shirt with the message before the band's appearance on the..


'Today' show on

When Gray's act began, the message was not present; Wes later confirmed that they had instructed him not to do so.

- Billy Wes


“They made me turn it inside out. They said I couldn’t wear it, so I had to turn it outside out. But y’all know what time  it is: free Brittney.”

In a follow-up interview with TMZ, Gray addressed the issue directly, saying,

- Macy Gray


“We wanted to wear them on the show. I don’t think it’s too political. It’s a human being that’s in a horrible situation and there’s people that have power to do something about it. That’s what they should do."