These days, Usher uses his iconic voice for more than R&B hits – and he wants every American to follow his lead and use his voice to vote.
Bailiff says he knows Americans are “tired” of pushing for change, but he urges them to “end” the fight and use their voice to vote. The R&B superstar made the comments when appearing on Unfinished Business: Race and Fairness in America, a live takeover at the top of Twitch on Friday, October 16.
Talk to a seasoned journalist Soledad O’Brien the 42-year-old R&B singer said: “… If you find something in life, find the passion, and it will hopefully take you in the right direction. The contribution you make today is the one that benefits someone else tomorrow. So at this time, make an offering in the hope that it will ring true to the beholder.
“This thing that we want to see, which is change, is a wheel that always turns. And I think we all push the wheel little by little, 1 inch at a time. Everything we do helps move this wheel forward. I am therefore committed to an honest, direct and faithful level to you.
“I know, if I can say it bluntly, I know you are tired, I know you are tired of seeing change not happening in America.” Change doesn’t happen at the local level, but the only way to do it is to stand up and vote. That’s all. And I know it’s hard, but it’s honest truth to God, deliberate truth for you. The only voice you have in this matter is your vote.
“Otherwise, we will continue to advocate, we will continue to protest, we will continue to fight, protest peacefully and do what we can.” But you have to finish it. And it is by voting that you do it. I am not political in my position in telling you who you should vote for. What I’m saying is you have to use your voice. Understand that many people gathered in numbers and pleaded for this ability to vote, got this right to vote. So it’s incomprehensible not to understand the sacrifice that has been made to have that voice, and that you just don’t use it.
During his livestream Usher, who recently welcomed a girl with his girlfriend Jenn Goicoechea, also spoke of the pain of seeing George floydThe death of the police at the hands of the police led to his latest song “Chains”. “It struck me deeply,” he told Soledad. “And it hit me deeply long before George Floyd, which is why I created ‘Chains’… I saw an instigation of what was to come.
“And it was a cry from humanity, from people from all different walks of life to start advocating for a change that we know we need to see… I offered the song in my exhaustion. All I could do was cry, for what I saw. And this cry is not something silent. He is on the front line, he makes our signs, he goes out for peaceful demonstrations…. This song is a statement for this time.
The live summit continues through Sunday, October 18 on Twitch. Sponsored by the University of Southern California and former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, the unique digital live broadcast will bring together some of the brightest thinkers, political leaders, government officials, academic experts, celebrities and leaders from various industries to discuss the racial inequalities. in America. The goal of the event is to foster dynamic conversations about race, policing, education, environmental justice, the franchise, health, and the economy, especially with the next generation of Americans who have the power to make real progress on these issues in our country. .