While times have changed, some things remain the same. Such is the message that Daniel “Booby” Gibson is spreading in his latest single ‘Suicide.’ The celebrity father recently released the music video for the track that featured his son, Daniel Jr., in it.


The video begins with big Daniel looking out of the window of what appears to be his home. The basketball player’s son is resting soundly on the couch for part of the filming, and playing with dad during other segments.

Although the father-son bond between the NBA star and his son is refreshing, big Daniel’s lyrics speak of oppression and a world where being African American is troublesome.  “The signs of the times show we in modern day slavery,” raps the artist. “What happened to the love?” Daniel further shares his heart in the song by saying, “All I did was be born black/I guess it’s a problem.”

Gibson released a statement that addressed the current unrest in society shortly before sharing ‘Suicide’ with the world. “This dream they’re selling us is slowly killing us,” explained Gibson. “There is so much hate in this world. All rooted from our differences. Skin tone, gender, bank statements, all these things make people believe they are more superior than others.”

The basketball player went on to tell fans, “I don’t think I’m better than anyone, nor do I believe anyone is better than me. We are all human beings, the sooner everyone sees this, the sooner we might succeed in finding peace.”

Daniel Gibson has one child with ex-wife Keyshia Cole. See the music video for ‘Suicide’ below.

Warning: Due to the graphic nature of this video, viewer discretion is advised.



Sarie is a writer and editor for BCK's Los Angeles division. She also shares stories on Medium that are meant to encourage thought and discussion. You can catch her outside enjoying nature and classical literature. Pop culture is pretty fun, too!

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