31 May 2018

Somalia: Somali-American Legislator Ilhan Omar Makes an Appearance On Maroon 5 Music Video

Photo: Ilhan Omar/Instagram
Maroon 5's single shows frontman, Adam Levine with Somali-American Legislator Ilhan Omar.

In a cameo-packed music video for Maroon 5's new song "Girls Like You," featuring appearances from Ellen Degeneres, Jennifer Lopez, Aly Raisman, Sarah Silverman and many more notable women, there's one face that, for Minnesotans, stuck out from the rest.

Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar joined Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine and a number of celebrities in recording the video, which was released Wednesday and quickly worked its way up the trending charts.

The DFL Rep. took to Twitter soon after to thank Levine and the other women she appeared alongside, saying that she had no choice but to say yes to the "incredible experience."

"What if Adam Levine invited you to be in the new @maroon5 video with phenomenal women like @TheEllenShow @TiffanyHaddish @JLo? You have no choice but to say yes! @adamlevine @maroon5 for this incredible experience" the legislator tweeted

It's the latest of several high-profile appearances for the first Somali-American Muslim woman elected to office in the United States, after being featured in TIME Magazine's "Firsts" issue dedicated to trailblazing women and making an appearance on Comedy Central's "The Daily Show" with host Trevor Noah.

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