By Noah Yoo.
Vic Mensa performed his song “16 Shots” on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” last night, accompanied by Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker. Mensa was also joined on stage by a crew of dancers dressed as police in riot gear, who he struggles against near the end of the song. Near the end of the performance, Mensa abruptly stopped short to monologue.
“I'm a young black man from Chicago and I'm tired of not being able to trust the police,” he said. “I don't want to see another 17-year-old kid like Laquan McDonald murdered in the street. So when I hear a candidate talking about law and order, and stop and frisk as the answer to our problems... You don't know our problems in Chicago, and you damn sure don't speak for us. Tomorrow we have the biggest election of our lifetime. You gotta get out and vote against hate, because Donald Trump is a racist and if you don’t vote, racism wins.” Watch the performance below.
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