Clayton Johnson (born February 4, 1989) is an American musician and singer.

Biography[edit | edit source]

Personal life and career[edit | edit source]

Johnson is a member of the band The Johnsons,[1] alongside his two brothers. The band is popular on YouTube with over 7 million total views,[2] with their most successful video being a cover of "FourFiveSeconds" by Rihanna, Kanye West and Paul McCartney. The band has not been active since 2017.

Alongside his two brothers and bandmates, Johnson also has a sister. He is an avid baseball fan, supporting the San Fransisco 49ers.

Relationship with Lana Del Rey[edit | edit source]

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Johnson first appeared in Lana Del Rey's public life via an Instagram story in September 2020, wherein Del Rey was dancing in Johnson's 49ers t-shirt in a video captioned "Fantasy season".[3] The same month, Johnson and Del Rey were seen holding hands while at a friend's birthday in Valle De Guadalupe, Mexico Baja California, on September 19, 2020.[4]

In December 2020, following Del Rey's performance of "Let Me Love You like a Woman" on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, the media reported the couple had got engaged.[5]

Controversy[edit | edit source]

Following his first appearance in Del Rey's Instagram story in September 2020, fans of Del Rey unearthed tweets from Johnson containing derogatory language and wherein he expressed his support for Donald Trump. On September 8, 2020, Johnson apologised via a series of tweets:

“Yesterday, tweets from my teenage years 12 years ago were dug up, and while age is not an excuse for any derogatory language, I’m thankful to have grown and learned over the years from friends, family and my community. I sincerely apologize to you all for such insensitive” or about supporting Trump. I did not vote for him. I’ve followed every president on twitter, whether I liked them or not. As the leader of the most powerful nation I think it’s important to see what our president is saying and doing”
“I don’t think being ignorant in the past makes me racist. Education and action are most important. Currently enrolled in an intercultural comm class to educate myself and continue to grow. Nothing but love for my black brothers and sisters and I’ll continue to fight for them”[6]

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