LISTEN: Chris Brown Drops New Song for Those ‘Dealing with Injustice’ After Alton Sterling and Philando Castile Shootings
As America continues to debate the problem of police brutality and why black lives matter, Chris Brown has released a new track for those in the community who are “dealing with injustice or struggle in their lives.”
Titled “My Friend,” the song is free to download on SoundCloud.
Before dropping the tune, Brown took to his Instagram to voice his frustrations in the recent killings of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile, two black men who were both gunned down by white police officers.
Sterling was shot in Baton Rouge after law enforcement responded to a call about an alleged armed man in the area. Castile was killed in front of his girlfriend after officers stopped their car for a broken tail light. Both shootings were caught on camera.
Many have been likening the murders to the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner, who also died in the hands of the police.
Since the shootings, Brown and other celebrities have been speaking out against police brutality and gun violence. Drake, Brown’s on-and-off nemesis, recently penned an open letter condemning the shooting of Sterling.
“Last night when I saw the video of Alton Sterling being killed it left me feeling disheartened, emotional, and truly scared. I woke up this morning with a strong need to say something,” the rapper wrote. “This is real and I’m concerned. Concerned for the safety of my family, my friends, and any human being that could fall victim to this pattern. I do not know the answer. But I believe things can change for the better. Open and honest dialogue is the first step.”