MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Jay-Z has released an emotional new song in response to this week’s fatal police shootings of two black men in Minnesota and Louisiana.
On “spiritual,” Jay-Z raps, “Got my hands in the air, in despair, don’t shoot, I just want to do good.”READ MORE: MSHSL Votes No On Sanctioning Boys Volleyball
In a statement accompanying the song’s release, the rapper says he began working on it “a while ago.” He says someone encouraged him to release it following the 2014 shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, but he says he knew Brown’s death “wouldn’t be the last.” He says he’s “saddened and disappointed in THIS America — we should be further along,” He adds, “WE ARE NOT.”READ MORE: For 1st Time, Minnesota House To Vote Thursday On Bill To Legalize Recreational Marijuana
The song is available on Tidal, the subscription-based streaming music service that Jay Z owns.MORE NEWS: 'This Is Not Just Any Usual Recovery': Economist Explains Rash Of Price Hikes, Product Shortages
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