Zaria Metallica
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R&B singer and dancer Zaria is becoming a bit of a star on TikTok and after she caught some flack from Metallica fans over wearing one of their shirts, she’s proving naysayers wrong about her fandom for the legendary metal band.

Recently, she wore one of their shirts in a video spurring Metallica fans to claim she isn’t really a fan. Now, she’s responding by busting out a guitar and ripping through a handful of their tracks.

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The singer received comments like “somehow I doubt you like Metallica” and claiming she can’t name three of their songs. In turn, she says “My response to you guys is like, ‘Really, only three songs? How ’bout I play them on guitar for you!’”

She performed the songs “Enter Sandman,” “One” and “Master Of Puppets,” noting that “someone’s gonna criticise me for not doing leads” before playing the “One” guitar solo.

After playing short bits from those tracks, she goes on to say social media doesn’t show the full range of who someone is. She further explains that just because she’s an R&B singer doesn’t mean she can’t also be a fan of metal and that she grew up playing guitar.

You can watch the video below.

@zariasmusicReply to @paytonnsmith I hope this video finds the #Metallica fans lol, not my best #guitar playing but that wasn’t really the point #guitarist♬ original sound – Zaria

As for Metallica, the band recently participated in a livestream tribute to Alice In Chains along with countless others. The band gave a semi-acoustic cover of the track “Would?” while dozens of iconic musicians played their own covers.

You can check that out below.

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