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Singer Alex Newell Celebrates A Mother's Love For LGBTQ Children in 'Mama Told Me'

Sylvester ran so Alex Newell could fly!

Just in time for Mother's Day, openly gay singer and actor Alex Newell (Zoe's Extraordinary Playlist) has released the music video for his new single "Mama Told Me." The new track is the follow up to "Boy You Can Keep It," and is a searing anthem dedicated to mothers everywhere.

"My father died when I was six, so I was raised by my mom," explains Newell of the track's inspiration. "I paid homage to what she did for me and what motherhood is - instilling positivity into a child no matter what age, sharing wisdom, nurturing them, comforting them. I also wanted to write an anthem for the house moms we have in the LGBTQ community, adoptive moms, and anyone who is a maternal figure and nurturer."

Newell has included some familiar faces in the LGBTQ community along with their mothers. Danielle Brooks (Orange is The New Black), Shangela (RuPaul's Drag Race), MJ Rodriguez (POSE), Laverne Cox (Orange Is The New Black), and singer Adam Lambert to name a few.

Watch "Mama Told Me" here.

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