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SPEAKING THROUGH ART: Laolu SPEAKING THROUGH ART: Laolu

A NIGERIAN artist who provided body art for Beyoncé’s Sorry video has responded to President Donald Trump’s Muslim Ban through art.

Brooklyn-based Laolu uploaded an image of the Statue of Liberty draped in kente cloth with the caption, “Am I threat to your liberty? #Immigrant”.

It comes after the US president provoked a backlash after signing an executive order banning people from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen from travelling to the US.

“This is not about religion – this is about terror and keeping our country safe,” Trump said.

A federal judge in New York later issued an emergency order temporarily barring the US from deporting people from nations subject to the President’s travel ban.

BEAUTIFUL: Laolu's piece shows the Statue of Liberty draped in kente cloth BEAUTIFUL: Laolu’s piece shows the Statue of Liberty draped in kente cloth

Laolu brought his practice of sacred Yoruba to the world after adorning Beyoncé’s dancers in intricate white…

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