Actor and singer Tyrese Gibson is back with his first new music in five years. Featuring cameo appearances from his daughters, 13-year-old Shayla and 1-year-old Soraya Gibson, Tyrese recently dropped a hard-hitting music video for his powerful new song “Legendary” featuring CeeLo Green.
Directed by Deon Taylor, “Legendary” holds nothing back as it shows Tyrese Gibson and CeeLo Green delivering emotionally-charged verses over stirring visuals of police brutality and racial violence. The video begins with a depiction of a dead Black child in a hoodie with Skittles scattered around him to represent Trayvon Martin (who was murdered in 2012 by a White vigilante) and a slain Black man with cigarettes scattered around him to represent Eric Garner, who was murdered by police in 2014.
It then shows Tyrese with on the ground with a White officer kneeling on his neck while a crowd watches in horror, which represents the murder of George Floyd on May 25, who was killed by police when a White officer knelt on his neck for eight minutes and 46 seconds, which is how long the video is.
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Here sits a man… With his nearly 2 year old sitting in his lap! We didn’t go to the park, or the beach when we finally got out of quarantine….. Instead we ended up in a DIRTY JUNKYARD with a crew of over 100 people for a video….. Yeah that’s me sitting in a KING CHAIR in a junkyard……. [ some people post from the comforts of their homes and others really jump out there and out their boots on the ground to MAKE THEIR STATEMENTS ] tell me what city, state or country you’re in..?? [ the link to the new LEGENDARY VIDEO ] is in my Instagram bio…… Go there now…….. It’s yours
The video contains footage from the Black Lives Matter protests that spread across the nation as a result of George Floyd’s death. It also shows CeeLo Green and Tyrese with his daughters sitting in rattan peacock thrones wearing all-black outfits to invoke imagery of the late Huey Newton, the founder of the Black Panther Party. The video also shows a depiction of Breonna Taylor’s murder, who was killed on March 13 by police when they broke into her apartment and shot her to death while she was sleeping. Above the depiction, a sign reads: “I’M BREONNA TAYLOR, I WAS KILLED IN MY APARTMENT BY OFFICERS. MY MURDER IS STILL UNSOLVED. SAY MY NAME.”
The “Legendary” video powerfully captures the urgent need to address and take action against the continued onslaught of police brutality and racial violence against Black Americans. The video closes with an alternate ending to the tragic narrative that happens far too often, where a crowd member rushes in and saves Tyrese (representing George Floyd) from the officers killing him.
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[ link in my bio of a FREE DOWNLOAD of the FULL LEGENDARY VIDEO ] tag 10 people below….. Its time…. DC I’m here….. … #MarchOnWashington2020 My heart breaks as I’ve been walking around since last night….. We as a people have been murdered, hung, tortured, enslaved, assassinated and yet promised freedom like everyone else…….. Through these traumas I have arrived at one simple thing…… 8:46 aka LEGENDARY feat @ceelogreen is finally here….: Racism in itself has tried to stop this video from being released….. multiple people have tried to stop this from ever being seen…… It’s time… A powerful protest piece made for this terrible present on behalf of all of the innocently murdered victim of police brutality corruption and cover ups that has caused sleepless nights…. Prayers for HEALING and the BLOOD OF JESUS to cover you in your pains and sorrows… WORLD PREMIERE is TODAY at 8:46am PST on @bet during the “GET your KNEE OFF MY NECK” March ON WASHINGTON justice comes in many forms……Directed by activist genius @deontaylor I’m in DC right now……… #BlackLivesMatter [ I don’t have enough power of influence to make sure that everyone tune in so I NEED you to repost, tag 10 people and help spread the word 100% of the proceeds will be donated to the families of Breonna Taylor, George Floyd’s family and kids, Eric Garner and Trayvon Martin ] thank you to KING attorney @attorneycrump for everything….. #Repost I never ever ask….. I need you…. 8:46 aka LEGENDARY will be fully uploaded on my Instagram and Facebook today…… #JusticeForBreonnaTaylor #JusticeForGeorgeFloyd #JusticeForTrayvonMartin #JusticeForEricGarner