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Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti said Wednesday that he will begin authorizing shutting off water and power services at the properties of repeat offenders who hold large parties.

Garcetti made the announcement amid reports of large parties thrown by promoters who ignore the city's coronavirus safety guidelines.

"The consequences of these large parties ripple far beyond just those parties," Garcetti said during an online video briefing on Wednesday.

His announcement came as demonstrators continue to protest outside Garcetti's Tudor style mansion in Windsor Square.

Garcetti blamed "super spreader" parties for the small spike in positive coronavirus cases in L.A. County.

He said he has ordered the power and lights shut off at residences for "egregious cases". Garcetti said if police are called to residences or businesses with large gatherings more than once, the city will notify the parties responsible and shut off Department of Water and Power service within 48 hours, according to the Daily News.

"While we have already closed all nightclubs and bars, these large house parties have essentially become nightclubs in the hills," he said. "Many times the homes are vacant or used for short term rentals."

Some residents have grown wary of the mayor's overreaching restrictions on their daily lives. They say the mayor is drunk with power and they prefer to be treated like adults capable of making health decisions on their own.

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Rapper Desiigner took to social media to say the Covid-19 pandemic is fake: "Yo, no funny. Corona is fake, gone, bro [sic]. No funny s**t. Enjoy life. No cap [no lie]. We ain't even on that type of vibe. Corona s**t, man. Honestly, that corona s**t is BS. You feel me?"

Desiigner added that he's convinced the pandemic is just a hoax because he has yet to fall ill with the virus himself, despite not wearing a face mask.

"I ain't get sick yet. I been outside, healthy," he said.

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Rapper Desiigner called the Covid-19 pandemic as "fake" in a controversial rant on Instagram on Monday.

The 23-year-old rapper took to social media to share his thoughts about the virus, telling followers: "Yo, no funny. Corona is fake, gone, bro [sic]. No funny s**t. Enjoy life. No cap [no lie]. We ain't even on that type of vibe. Corona s**t, man. Honestly, that corona s**t is BS. You feel me?"

Desiigner added that he's convinced the pandemic is just a hoax because he has yet to fall ill with the virus himself, despite not wearing a face mask.

"I ain't get sick yet. I been outside, healthy," he said.

Desiigner isn't the only one voicing skepticism about the pandemic. Social media users shared their concerns about President Trump mobilizing the U.S. military to help distribute the vaccines when the injections become available.

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Despite his comments, Desiigner - real name Sidney Selby - teamed up with Anaheim business Mouth Masker to create his own mask earlier in the pandemic.

He is also donating some of the proceeds from his new single "Survivor" to a Coronavirus relief fund that benefits healthcare workers and displaced families.

Explaining why he felt obliged to do something to give back during an interview with Revolt last month, the "Panda" rapper said: "It's a lot of people on that frontline risking their life every day. A whole bunch of situations going on, we want to make sure everyone's protected.

"For the people who are really out there in the urgent care room, workers on the frontline putting down the work, it's only right to help them out through this time."

Pharrell and Janelle in Palm Springs

Singers Janelle Monáe and Pharrell Williams attended Variety's Creative Impact Awards 2017 held at Parker Palm Springs in Palm Springs, Calif. Monáe stars in Pharrell's new movie Hidden Figures, a mostly fictional account of 3 female mathematicians who reportedly helped launch the U.S. space program.

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