The water crisis in Flint, Michigan is an issue that’s important to a lot of people, one of those people being Vic Mensa, who performed at director Ryan Coogler’s Justice for Flint benefit event last night. During his set, he performed a new song titled “16 Shots,” which was written for Chicago 17-year-old Laquan McDonald, who was shot 16 times and killed by Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke in 2014.
Mensa was also passionately tweeting about the water crisis throughout the evening, calling it “a systematic genocide of the poor and black” and saying it’s unfortunate that “more people know about DAMN DANIEL than LEAD POISONED WATER in Flint.”
It’s not clear when or if the song will be officially released. Watch the performance of “16 Shots” below.
— cerebral bossy (@VicMensa) February 29, 2016