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The legendary artist recorded a “tribute to all of the people of the city of Baltimore,” his spokesperson told Billboard. There's no release date to the track, but the record is supposed to address Gray's death, while he was in police custody, and social issues surrounding the deaths of young Black men. Billboard obtained a copy of the artwork for the song and it has already been shared across social-media platforms.
Beyoncé, in particular, asked her fans to help support the NAACP's efforts to aid those affected by the unrest in Baltimore.
"People are hurting. Join us in supporting the NAACP to help in the cleanup efforts and to provide housing, food and supplies to those affected by the unrest in Baltimore," Beyoncé said.
Meanwhile, Joey Bada$$ confronted New York City police during a rally and protest.