- Twelve-year-old Keedron Bryant’s video of himself singing has gone viral.
- The song was dedicated as a tribute to George Floyd who died in the hands of the police.
- Even big artists, such as Lebron James and Janet Jackson, have noticed the boy and reposted his video.
Keedron Bryant from Jacksonville, Florida is only 12 but he has been earning praise for his moving tribute to George Floyd.
The young gospel artist shared a heartwarming song about a young black man’s life living in America after the tragic end of Floyd’s life in the hands of Minneapolis police.
Keedron was featured on NBC’s Little Big Shots season 4, and he said he wanted to describe his reality when he posted himself singing in a video on Instagram.
“I’m a young black man, doin’ all that I can to stand,” the song goes. “Oh, but when I look around and I see what’s being done to my kind every day, I’m being hunted as prey.”
Johnnetta Bryant, the boy’s mom, wrote the song driven by the recent events among the black community.
“It’s impossible to ignore what we as black people are up against, daily,” Johnnetta told Good Morning America via email.
Floyd’s death has caused outrage and protests erupted in Minneapolis to condemn the act of the police who pinned down Floyd as seen in a viral video.
“My people don’t want no trouble; we’ve had enough struggle. I just wanna live,” sings Keedron.
In the wake of the tragic death, Keedron’s moving song made a wave online and he has received massive support and praise from many people. Even celebrities in the likes of Janet Jackson, Nas, LeBron James, Eva Longoria, have noticed him and shared his video.
“@keedronbryant is dope,” wrote the legendary rapper Nas on his account.
LeBron James reposted the video with a shout-out, “I LOVE YOU KID! I LOVE US!”
“Please God protect him. And please, lead us out of these troubled waters,” says Eva Longoria on her page.
The video was viewed for over 1.4 million times and Keedron hopes that his singing from the heart blesses the people.
Source: Good Morning America