Ever have one of the late and crazy nights only to wake up amongst your friends on a rooftop under the surveillance of security drones? That’s just the case for Janelle Monáe and company in her new music video for “Screwed”, which was shared on Monday and features a cameo from the track’s guest vocalist, Zoë Kravitz. The song initially appeared on Monáe’s 2018 Grammy-nominated studio album, Dirty Computer, with Kravitz using those musical skills of hers to help her friend on backing vocals.The video opens up with Monáe and her friends waking from what looked to be a long night of fun, only to realize that an aerial security drone is hovering above them like a robotic creep. They quickly scatter and venture their way through a mix of different settings, including an underground rave and a makeshift art installation. The video also makes sure to include video footage of current social issues, including protests, the Statue of Liberty, a young woman wearing a Hijab, and drought-stricken landscapes.Related: Janelle Monáe Releases Bob Marley Cover For ‘Spotify Singles’ SeriesActress Tessa Thompson also makes a cameo in the video, although her’s isn’t necessarily as loose and fun as the overall theme. Her character is actually kidnapped by the mysterious security force towards the end of the video. Her fictional safety and whereabouts remain a mystery.Janelle Monáe – “Screwed” (feat. Zoë Kravitz) – Official Video[Video: Janelle Monáe]The music video is actually part of Monáe’s larger film project themed around the album, titled, Dirty Computer – An Emotion Picture. The 46-minute project is also on YouTube and can be watched in full here.Monáe made headlines last week when her name was included in Coachella‘s 2019 lineup announcement along with Tame Impala, Childish Gambino, and Ariana Grande. Monáe is also rumored to appear on the 2019 Bonnaroo lineup when it’s announced later this week.
A meeting was held at the Ministry of Tourism on the topic of a 12-month moratorium on leasing without charging interest, with the participation of the Voice of Entrepreneurs Association (UGP), the Occasional Passenger Transport Initiative (PPP), the Ministry of the Sea, Transport and Infrastructure and representatives of seven leasing companies, I believe that a big step forward has been made with the positive responses of leasing companies, but the work is not even close, said Marko Slišković from the PPP Initiative and added: “Očekujem nakon dostave dokumenata koji su zatraženi od nas i leasing kuća da država promptno reagira na način kako je i obećano, kako bismo već sljedeći tjedan bili sigurni da je spašeno više od 2000 tvrtki s 20 000 zaposlenika. Također, potrebno i da druge leasing kuće prihvate dogovor, pogotovo Mercedes Benz leasing koji do sada nije pokazao nimalo razumijevanja za svoje klijente. ” said Slišković, adding that this problem can only be resolved in tripartite. UGP and IPPP prepared a joint document with which other employers’ associations agreed. It contains proposals to the Government on how to resolve this situation. Leasing a house will do the same. UGP and the Occasional Passenger Transport Initiative (PPP) have repeatedly warned that leasing companies in Croatia have not responded adequately to the new situation caused by the coronavirus pandemic, and their actions jeopardize the survival of the entire tourist branch of occasional passenger transport. Kako ističu iz UGP-a, prisutne leasing kuće složile su se s prijedlozima UGP-a i Inicijative povremenog prijevoza putnika.” The present leasing companies undertook to offer a deferral of principal and interest for 12 months as a matter of urgency, and the only open question was the method of calculating and writing off interest.” “I am extremely sorry that we did not agree on such a solution at the first meeting we had at HANFA almost a month ago, because this time it is the only way we can all overcome the crisis with minimal job losses. I expect a quick reaction from the Ministry of Finance and their concrete proposal based on our documents. A tripartite agreement between the users, leasing companies and the Government is the only correct way to the solution. ” He said Dražen Oreščanin, executive director of the association Glas Poduzetnika. The PPP and UGP initiative proposed the following: Calculation of interest in such a way that in the period of deferral, monthly interest is calculated on the deferred monthly principal in the amount agreed in the Leasing Agreement. Through HBOR, the government should provide funds to leasing companies at more favorable interest rates than before. It is necessary to establish a guarantee fund whose source would be within the non-refundable 7,3 billion euros that will be available to Croatia from the European Union. In this case, after the moratorium expires in March or April next year, when these funds will be available, leasing companies would write off interest to their clients, while the state would pay leasing companies half of the accrued interest under the current model, and the other half would be leasing. houses was recognized as a tax deduction. Nakon mnogo akcija UGP-a i Inicijative PPP te niza prosvjeda, uključujući onaj prvi poduzetnika, ministarstva su napokon odlučila reagirati i uključiti se u rješavanje problema povremenog prijevoza, ističu iz UGP-a te dodaju: “Representatives of the Ministry of Finance did not attend the meeting, which we consider extremely bad because they are the key to solving the problem, as well as representatives of Mercedes Benz leasing, Agram and PBZ leasing, whose clients are many of our members. We consider this a marked disrespect for the Croatian state and their clients.”Point out from UGP.