"I am a Black man with kids of my own that I love more than anything," Game says, "and I cannot fathom a horrific tragedy like Michael Brown's happening to them."
Game released today (August 27) “Don’t Shoot,” a song in response the shooting of Michael Brown that features Rick Ross, 2 Chainz, Diddy, Fabolous, Wale, DJ Khaled, Swizz Beatz, Yo Gotti, Curren$y, Problem, King Pharaoh & TGT.
Brown, who was 18 and Black, was unarmed when he was shot and killed by a White police officer August 9 in Ferguson, Missouri.
"The issues in Ferguson really hit home for me and I feel compelled to use my musical platform to address this,” Game says in a statement. "I am a Black man with kids of my own that I love more than anything and I cannot fathom a horrific tragedy like Michael Brown's happening to them. This possibility has shaken me to my core. That is why this song must be made and why it was so easy for so many of my friends to come together and unite against the injustice. I managed to get everyone on board fairly easy, simply because we have the hearts. We care and are inclined to take a positive approach to resolving an issue that has existed since the beginning of mankind and that is RACISM and hatred towards one another as human beings.”
Listen to The Game’s “Don’t Shoot” on HipHopDX here.
Proceeds from the song will be going to the Justice for Mike Brown charity, according to a press release.