R&B veteran sings police brutality song to Presidential candidate
Mary J Blige has interviewed US Presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton for her Beats 1 online show.
The full interview will be broadcast by Beats 1 on Blige’s show The 411 on Friday (September 30).
In a teaser for the show, Blige is seen singing a song about police brutality to the Democrat candidate. Blige sings: “It ain’t no secret/You can get killed for living in your American skin.”
Blige has been a long time Democrat supporter, having sung at President Barack Obama’s inauguration in 2008, as well as at his campaign trail before he was re-elected in 2012. Speaking out against criticism that Obama hadn’t done enough during his first term in office, Blige said in 2012: “With the mess he was tossed, I think he did a great job. Seriously, he’s only one man.”
She also endorsed the Democrats’ introduction of gay marriage, saying: “I think it’s wonderful. It’s amazing that people support love. It’s love.”
Previous guests on The 411 have included Jada Pinkett Smith.
Blige released her most recent album ‘The London Sessions’ in 2014 and goes on a brief UK tour in October before ending in Chicago on December 14. Support is from Maxwell.
Mary J Blige will play:
London O2 Arena (October 28)
Birmingham Genting Arena (29)
Manchester October Arena (30)