Village People star lifts Y.M.C.A. ban on Los Angeles Clippers

Village People star Victor Willis has given the Los Angeles Clippers organisation permission to play his group’s Y.M.C.A. anthem at basketball games again after initially banning executives from using the tune over the Donald Sterling racism scandal. National Basketball Association Commissioner Adam Silver handed team owner Sterling a lifetime ban and urged him to sell the team after the businessman acknowledged that he had made ill-advised comments about African-American players in a heated exchange with a former girlfriend, which was caught on tape and obtained by
Willis was one of the first celebrities to take aim at Sterling after the audio went viral over the weekend (26-27Apr14), and he called on Clippers bosses to cease playing Y.M.C.A. at games, but he changed his tune on Tuesday (29Apr14) after Sterling’s punishment was announced.
He tweeted, “YMCA ban lifted! I’ll get my people right on it. Feel like leading a celebratory YMCA dance tonight @LAClippers game. Go Adam!”
Sterling was also ordered to pay a maximum $2.5 million (GBP1.6 million) fine.