Grace Slick donating her royalties from a song used in a Chick-Fil-A commercial

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Former member of Starship Grace Slick is diverting her comercial royalties for the use of Starship's 1987 chart-topper "Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now" to pro LGBTQ groups, according to Billboard. The song was used in a Chick-fil-A commercial during the Super Bowl, and with the fast food company's public record of supporting anti-gay marriage organizations, Slick felt as though she needed to speak up, and published an op-ed in Forbes magazine to explain her stance.

Slick, who is now retired from music, wrote in part, "That was my voice you heard. I am donating every dime that I make from that ad to Lambda Legal, the largest national legal organization working to advance the civil rights of LGBTQ people, and everyone living with HIV. . . Instead of them replacing my song with someone else's and losing this opportunity to strike back at anti-LGBTQ forces, I decided to spend the cash in direct opposition to Chick-fil-A’s causes -- and to make a public example of them, too. We’re going to take some of their money, and pay it back."  She went on to post: "I come from a time when artists didn’t just sell their soul to the highest bidder, when musicians took a stand, when the message of songs was 'feed your head,' not 'feed your wallet.'"

Here's the original video of the song.

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