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Do Politics Change Pop Stars? See Which Musicians Have Been Majorly Influenced By Political Events Over The Years!

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Politics and pop culture have seemed to become one in the dawn of Donald Trump's presidency.

Action stars are contemplating presidential campaigns, White House briefings have turned into living Saturday Night Live sketches, and pop stars won't release an album without some sort of political commentary.

Katy Perry was one of the more vocal celebrities who showed support for Hillary Clinton during the 2016 election, only to be rocked by Trump's stunning election win.

The songstress was SO rocked, she emerged in 2017 a completely changed woman — evidenced by her new Miley Cyrus-esque blonde buzz cut — later revealing she felt "sexually liberated" by Trump's victory.

Of course, Katy Kat isn't the first pop star who was changed by a major political event. See what other musical acts changed up their images over politics (below)!

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The Man Behind Dwayne Johnson's 2020 Campaign Explains Why The Rock Would Make The PERFECT POTUS!

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Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson may or may not be joking about his 2020 presidential run, but at least one person is taking it VERY seriously!

And that person is political consultant Kenton Tilford — who believes The Rock has such a good chance of beating Donald Trump, he created a campaign committee for the action star without ever having spoken to him!

This week, the 26-year-old filed the Run The Rock 2020 campaign committee on behalf of Johnson.

Related: Now Kid Rock Is Running For Senate??

While he hasn't had any help from the potential nominee yet, Tilford hopes the Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle star will be inspired to run based on the sheer support he has from the people!

He explained to Page Six:

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Grab Your Popcorn — The 2017 Primetime Emmys Nominations Are HERE!

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Can you believe it's Emmys time AGAIN?!

We used to have a nice break from awards season, but now there's a show for a million things because celebs love recognition! LOLz!

Anyway, the 2017 Primetime Emmy Awards nominations are in, and boy is it an exciting time to be alive.

Related: Will Justin Theroux Get Naked If The Leftovers Gets Nominated??

Veep's Anna Chlumsky and Criminal Minds' Shemar Moore had the honor of announcing the nominations, with standouts including streaming services like Netflix and Amazon, as well as HBO!

Ch-ch-check out the full list (below)!

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Well, It Looks Like The Rock Is Seriously Running For President In 2020!

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That Donald Trump WWE Smackdown GIF is about to get VERY real!

Many startling realizations were learned from the latest presidential election, the biggest being the overwhelming power of celebrity.

Well, it looks like the same power that got Trump elected will ultimately be used to defeat him — because the most revered, badass, alpha celebrity in the game is seemingly being groomed for a political takeover: Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson.

Video: Johnson Shares Trailer For Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle!

We shit you not! After months of joking about a presidential run, a campaign committee has formally filed to draft the Baywatch star for president.

On Sunday, "Run the Rock 2020," the name of the official organization, was filed on behalf of Johnson with the Federal Election Commission.

The docs were filed by a man named Kenton Tilford under a West Virginia address, though Tilford's association to

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