Last night, Vic Mensa performed his song “16 Shots” on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!,” with Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker. Mensa was also accompanied on stage by dancers dressed as police in riot gear, who he begins struggling near the end of the song. Mensa also abruptly stopped short to monologue.
“I’m a young black man from Chicago and I’m tired of not being able to trust the police,” he said. “I don’t want to see another 17-year-old kid like Laquan McDonald murdered in the street. So when I hear a candidate talking about law and order, and stop and frisk as the answer to our problems… You don’t know our problems in Chicago, and you damn sure don’t speak for us. Tomorrow we have the biggest election of our lifetime. You gotta get out and vote against hate, because Donald Trump is a racist and if you don’t vote, racism wins.” Watch the performance below.