Tyrese Clarifies His PSA Towards Powerful Black Men In The Music Industry
Tyrese is amongst the several celebrities that have joined the fight for the lives of African Americans, teaming up to create a better world by tackling the topic of racial injustices, violence, and inequality. He recently took to his Instagram account to address the issue, which caused a slight mix up amongst other celebrities’ fans.
In his post, he uploaded a picture from DJ Khaled, Jay Z and Future’s music video, “I Got the Keys,” stating, “They scheduled a video….. I hope they’ve scheduled other meetings about the state of black men and WHAT we need to do to change the sh*t that’s going on……… “
They scheduled a video….. I hope they’ve scheduled other meetings about the state of black men and WHAT we need to do to change the shit that’s going on……… I’m scared for our future I’m especially scared of the most powerful black men and influential black men of our generation NOT finding time to take what’s really going on more serious and align our minds and powers to directly affect change……. I pretty much know everyone IN this pic so this ain’t no sneak diss I don’t need the attention trust me I’m good……. We matter so we have to put our minds together and decide HOW we’re going to USE this God given stage of influence to directly affect change and create greater standards for our community…… We get killed faster, we go to jail longer, we are also killing each other – a tap on the hand for raw cocaine and 20 years for crack cocaine, they legalize marijuana then give you 6 years in jail when you’re caught with a certain amount…. Even if you’re licensed to carry – #carrying while #black will get you killed even when you’re asked to SHOW your license….. So yeah videos are nice and the first week of sales are nice… But it’s some real shit going on out here and it’s time to DO something…… If #ALLLIVESMATTER this shouldn’t just be about what what “we” as black people are dealing with… Show up for me…. This is when I need YOU the most…. Don’t be my friend at your convenience…. Don’t call me “off the record” to check up on me…… This is a human race issue right?? Show UP for me…… This is HOW you directly affect change… The power is in the presence and in the numbers….
One would assume he was throwing jabs towards his partners in the music industry, but according to TMZ, the R&B singer’s words are being misconstrued. Tyrese informed them his “IG post was about all people of color needing to step up and come together — especially powerful men like Jay Z, who has the stage and voice to influence real change … like going to Congress to change gun and drug laws.”
Tyrese plans on reaching out to Jay Z to put an end to violence in black communities.