Chicago rapper Vic Mensa performed at the March for Our Lives rally over the weekend to lend his support for controlling gun owners in America, despite the fact that he doesn’t follow the laws himself.
Mensa, whose real name is Victor Kwesi Mensah, dedicated his performance at the rally to “Stephon Clark, Decynthia Clemments, and all the unarmed black men and women killed by police weapons.”
“Until all of us are free, none of us will be free,” he said.
Vic performed his “oppression-opposing” ballad “Now We Could Be Free,” which centers on corruption, government oppression, hate groups and other social justice issues. The video for the song, produced by Jay Z’s Roc Nation, transposes footage of the clash in Charlottesville with the Israel-Palestinian conflict.
A sample of the lyrics, according to Genius:
You fools, saying “all lives matter”
But it’s black lives you refuse include
Blocked from the polls, locked in the hood
Trying to stop you from voting and stop you from growing
And cops keep blowing and blowing
Keep black people rocking the cotton they don’t want you to own