Trey Songz Shares Protest Anthem “2020 Riots: How Many Times”
Trey Songz is taking action by using his voice to address police brutality and the injustice affecting the black community. Black Lives Matter protests are being held across the US and around the world, following the killing of George Floyd by Minneapolis police.
The R&B crooner has recorded a powerful anthem titled “2020 Riots: How Many Times,” a song about the current situation and institutionalized racism in America.
How many mothers have to cry? / How many brothers gotta die? / How many more times? / How many more times? / How many more marches? / How many more signs? / How many more lives? / How many more times?
In a statement, Trey revealed why he felt compelled to do the song.
“Three or four nights ago I woke up in the middle of my sleep…I couldn’t sleep. My chest was hurting. I got up and called my producer, Troy Taylor and I said ‘We’ve got to make music that really touches the soul, that really addresses what the world is feeling right now. Especially our people.’ So we came up with ‘2020 Riots: How Many Times.’ With the words in this song I just wanted to speak to everyone’s hearts and acknowledge the pain and anguish everyone is going through right now. I know this ain’t usually my message and you’re not used to hearing this from me, but this is the person I’ve always been.”
Proceeds from the song will go towards Black Lives Matter and the Community Justice Exchange’s National Bail Fund Network.
Listen to “2020 Riots: How Many Times” below.