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Baltimore mayor sings ‘Royals’ to pay off bet with Mayor Sly James

Baltimore City Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and students from the Baltimore School for the Arts perform a Major League Baseball parody of Lorde's “Royals.”
Baltimore City Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and students from the Baltimore School for the Arts perform a Major League Baseball parody of Lorde's “Royals.” YouTube

Baltimore mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake is a woman of her word. She made a bet with Kansas City Mayor Sly James over the ALCS championship, and we all know how that turned out.

So to fulfill part of that bet, Rawlings-Blake has recorded a rendition of Lorde’s hit song, “Royals,” reports the Baltimore Sun.

With students from the Baltimore School for the Arts, she sings the parody written and performed before this season began by Lee’s Summit friends Aaron Lage and John Long.

Good sport that she is, Rawlings-Blake even wore royal blue.

“I'm no Grammy Award winning musician, but hopefully someday, one of these kids will be!” the mayor posted on the YouTube video.

“This video was performed and produced entirely by the Baltimore School for the Arts (with some backup vocals from yours truly). BSA, thank you for helping me fulfill my bet with Kansas City Mayor Sly James.”

Here’s their version and the prophetic original.

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