‘I just wanna live’ – Protest song by 12-year-old boy about George Floyd’s death

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A powerful protest song about the death of George Floyd performed by 12-year-old gospel singer Keedron Bryant and written by his mom, Johnetta, has drawn millions of views.

“When I heard Mr Floyd call out for his mom, as a black mother, that really hit me in a deep way,” Johnetta tells TODAY. “I went into prayer … and God gave these words to me.”

Keedron says, “I felt sad that I have to sing that,” and sings a portion of “I Just Want to Live” live from their home.

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J. D. Lovrenciear
2 Jun 2020 9.46am

Thank you Aliran. Time and again you post news and happenings that help construct a meaning into this lost world. In the wake of the shock gripping all of America you have now reminded our our own land of multi racial multi religious Malaysian leaders & their blinded followers of the fragility of race rage and religious bigotry. Thank you. Amen.