T.I.’s ‘War Zone’ Music Video Puts a Spin on Police Brutality

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Rapper T.I. is using his voice to bring attention to the racially motivated police shootings that have been stirring our nation in recent years.

T.I. has never been one to shy away from using his platform to spotlight issues and since the biggest one plaguing our nation right now is the unlawful killing of black people, oftentimes men, the rapper decided to put a spin on the problem in his latest music video. “War Zone” is his single from his Black Lives Matter-inspired mixtape Us or Else.

The video depicts the the police-related murders of Tamir Rice, Philandro Castle, and Eric Garner but with one big difference–the victims are all white. “Can’t you see we livin’ in a war zone?/ Guess you don’t notice when you livin’ in it/ Like every weekend it’s a man down,” he raps in the emotional track.

At the end of the video, Tip leaves his audience with the famous audio clip of activist Jane Elliot. “If you white folks want to be treated the way blacks are in this society – stand! Nobody is standing here. That says very plainly that you know what’s happening. You know you don’t want it for you. I want to know why you are so willing to accept it or to allow it to happen for others.”

Watch the full emotional video for yourself below:

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