No, Jamiroquai Did Not Take Part in the Pro-Trump Protest

"Loving the headgear, but not sure that's my crowd"
No, Jamiroquai Did Not Take Part in the Pro-Trump Protest
While John MausAriel Pink and Iced Earth guitarist Jon Schaffer were all in attendance as deluded Donald Trump supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol, Jamiroquai leader Jay Kay has been forced to deny his presence in in Washington, D.C., after becoming a trending topic.

Yesterday, social media users were quick to liken the Jamiroquai frontman to a man later identified as Jake Angeli, a pro-Trump conspiracist who had previously been spotted in costume at right-wing rallies in America.

The comparison stems from the horny headwear donned by Kay early in Jamiroquai's career, in addition to the "Buffalo Man" logo that first appeared on the cover of the band's 1993 debut Emergency on Planet Earth.

Kay has previously acknowledged that the figure and the band's name — a portmanteau of the words "jam" and Iroquois — were inspired by Native American and First Nations peoples.

On Twitter today, Kay wrote, "Good Morning Washington, loving the headgear, but not sure that's my crowd. Stay safe everyone."

An accompanying video finds him explaining, in an exaggerated twang, "Now some of you may be thinking you saw me in Washington last night but I'm afraid I wasn't with all those freaks."

Jamiroquai's most recent studio album remains 2017's Automaton.