Nearly three years before making her television debut in the US with Quantico, Priyanka Chopra Jonas released her single ‘In My City‘ feat will.i.am. In her recently released book, Unfinished: A Memoir, the actor wrote about the bizarre and negative reactions to her song which she received via emails, tweets and more. Priyanka revealed how the excitement’s bubble got burst in no time with racist comments by people.
PeeCee penned in Unfinished, “I remember the thrill of turning on the television the first night it aired and seeing myself introducing the game in a prerecorded announcement, and then watching the upbeat ‘In My City’ promo video along with the millions of others who were tuned in. From where I sat, there was no better way for me and my music to be introduced to mainstream America than through an NFL weekly spot. #GameOn!
My bubble was quickly burst. The excitement of having my first song debut in the United States on such a huge platform was destroyed by a storm of explicitly racist hate mail and tweets, including – among many, many examples to choose from – ‘What’s a brown terrorist doing promoting an all-Americal game?’ and ‘Go back to the Middle East and put your burka on’ and-years later it’s still hard to write this – ‘Go back to your country and get gang-raped.”
Meanwhile, Priyanka’s Unfinished got featured on New York Times’ bestseller list and the actor expressed her gratitude on social media pages.