Usher and Nas address police brutality in new video for ‘Chains’ – watch

A previous video for the song utilised viewers' web cams and facial recognition technology

Usher and Nas have shared a new video for their track ‘Chains’.

The song was initially released last year with an interactive video that utilised viewers’ web cams and facial recognition technology, and debuted on Jay Z’s streaming service Tidal.

The first video addressed police brutality with photos and descriptions of victims of attacks by police and racially charged murders. The new clip, which is available online, also tackles the same issue, this time following Usher as he runs from police and into a wake. You can watch it below, via Pitchfork.


The song features Bibi Bourelly, the German artist who co-wrote Rihanna’s 2015 single ‘Bitch Better Have My Money’.

When the song was originally released, Usher said in a statement: “In writing this song, I was motivated by the events involving prejudicial injustice that are still happening today. The reality is that racial bigotry diminishes the lives of too many people in our country. We have to come together as a country to solve these problems and this is one way I can contribute.”


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