Mary J. Blige Sings to Hillary Clinton About Police Brutality in Preview of Apple Music Interview

by Leena Tailor 8:45 PM PDT, September 27, 2016
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Mary J. Blige belts out a song about police violence to presidential candidate Hillary Clinton in a new interview for Apple Music’s The 411 with Mary J. Blige radio show.

In a preview clip of the interview, which premieres on Friday, the R&B icon sings the track as Clinton intently listens.

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“If an officer ever stops you, always be polite and never ever run away,” sings the GRAMMY-winner, as Clinton nods along. “Promise momma you’ll keep your hands inside. Is it a gun? Is it a knife? Is it a wallet? This is your life.”

Blige then takes Clinton’s hand as she belts out the powerful line, “It ain’t no secret, no secret my friend, you can get killed just living in your American skin.”

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The 45-year-old star is a well-known supporter of the Democratic nominee, choosing one of Clinton’s fundraisers in March to debut her single, “Strength of a Woman.”

She is one of many celebrities backing Clinton, including Kerry Washington, Sigourney Weaver, Connie Britton, Meryl Streep, Demi Lovato and Katy Perry.

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