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Several high-profile former Scientologists have contributed to a new hip-hop song protesting the organization, including Nazanin Boniadi — the woman chosen by the church as a girlfriend for star adherent Tom Cruise, according to a sensational Vanity Fair story.
“We all know how it is,” Boniadi raps in the song, which was posted by Gawker on Monday. The tune samples heavily from Queen’s “The Show Must Go On.” “This ain’t no road to freedom. It’s a blind alley, like Kirstie Alley, [John] Travolta and [Tom] Cruise, but we ain’t no fools,” she sings, referencing three of the church’s most famous followers.
According to a September Vanity Fair exposé written by Maureen Orth, Boniadi was paired with Cruise after a search among several high-profile Hollywood actresses failed to bear fruit. Boniadi was romanced by the star, Vanity Fair reported, who then allegedly proceeded to sequester her from her family. Cruise later demanded Boniadi remove her braces ahead of schedule and file down her teeth, according to the magazine.
After Boniadi was deemed insufficient as a potential romantic foil to the actor, she was banished to Scientology headquarters in Clearwater, Fla., where she was forced to clean toilets with a toothbrush and dig ditches after dark, Vanity Fair reported.
The song was composed and produced by Tiziano Lugli, a Milan-born singer now based in Los Angeles who was excommunicated by the church in 2010. The website has posted a video of Lugli singing along to the song in his recording studio.
Also performing on the song are Mike Rinder, who was Scientology’s chief spokesman before fleeing in 2007, and frequent Scientology critic and former Cruise “auditor” Marty Rathbun.
Rinder raps about Cruise’s relationship to church leader David Miscavige in the song: “Scientology’s being toasted by a midget with a blowtorch/Dave and his BFF little Tom/These half two men think they’re really the bomb.”
Cruise is set to return to movie theaters in his first major role since the Vanity Fair expose in Jack Reacher, which is set for a Dec. 21 release.
Attempts to reach the Church of Scientology and Lugli for comment were not immediately successful.
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