Miguel couldn’t hold back the tears this weekend when he addressed the shooting deaths of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile at the London Wireless Festival.
“We can’t let s*** just blow over and not take action anymore,” the black and Mexican-American singer said. “Look, our children will inherit this Earth when we’re gone. What are we leaving for them? What are we doing for them not, not tomorrow? Now!”
The dedication came on the heels of releasing his new single, “How Many,” a song devoted to the Black Lives Matter movement.
He recorded the song solo at 4 a.m. in his London hotel room when he couldn’t sleep.
I’m tired of human lives turned into hashtags and prayer hands
I wonder how many black lives, how many heartbeats turned into flat lines
OK, Miguel, I know hotness is not what you were going for here, but now we love you extra.