Nina Simone was such an amazing artist, not only for her music, but also for the way she used her platform to speak against injustices in the world.
Cancel culture on one hand keeps people accountable and on the other hand hides some truths. On both sides a lot of people today play it safe. However I think good artistry is grounded in TRUTH. If you feel real heartbreak or freedom of the thrill of party time or , it conveys in the music and the art.
We should not fear living in our truth or speaking against injustice or even sometimes disagreeing with popular opinion. There is a saying, "well-behaved women rarely make history". If you don't step out of the norm, nothing distinguishes you from another person. Therefore I say dare to be bold enough to be and speak your truth.