And Lena Horne the star

from Skillz – 2010 Rap Up Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

Lena Horne was a jazz singer, then an actress. She was the first African-American signed to a long-term studio contract, but was eventually blacklisted during the Red Scare

She was also a civil-rights activist who worked with Eleanor Roosevelt to pass anti-lynching laws, marched on Washington in 1963 and, during World War II, refused to play USO shows for segregated Army audiences (so the Army had her do a show for black soldiers and German POWs)

Later in life, she appeared on The Muppet Show and The Cosby Show, you ignorant-ass motherfuckers

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