T.I. Protests Police Brutality in 'Black Man' Video With Quavo, Meek Mill & Rara: Watch
publish date: 2016-09-23
After releasing his politically charged Us or Else EP on Friday (Sept. 23), T.I. continues to rally for justice with the black-and-white visual for "Black Man" featuring Migos' Quavo, Rara and Meek Mill.
"Black man, drop top/ There go the cops," sings Quavo on the hook before asking, "Is it because of my people?/ Is it because of my sneakers?/ Is it because of my jersey?/ It is because that I'm perfect?"
T.I. Releases New 'Us or Else' EP Addressing Police Brutality: Listen
Each rapper shares their personal experiences and emotions tied to the numerous cases of police brutality happening across America. As Quavo recalls getting pulled over, Rara name-drops Mike Brown whose life was taken after a police shooting in Ferguson, Missouri, and Meek Mill offers, "We seen too many brothers get put in caskets."
New "Black Man” video ft @MeekMill, @QuavoStuntin & @1DopeBoyRA is out now, exclusively on @TIDALHiFi!#USorELSE #BlackMan #TerenceCrutcher pic.twitter.com/Xu2fq8EzqQ
— T.I. (@Tip) September 23, 2016
Tip saves his verse for last, putting his hands up and rhyming, "Police see I got my hands up/ Still wanna kill me, they don't understand us/ They.be looking for a reason just to shoot me/ And wanna do me how they do us in the movies." He also shared the video on his Twitter account, adding the hashtag "#TerenceCrutcher," paying tribute to the unarmed Black man who was fatally shot by a police officer in Tulsa, Oklahoma, earlier this week.
Watch the emotional visual here.