Keedron Bryant – The 12-year-old whose song protesting police killings of African Americans in the US went viral has been signed by Warner Records.
In a post shared on his Instagram page, the young black boy, Keedron Bryant, has been signned by Warner Records on Thursday, his producer revealed.
Keedron Bryant went popular after he shared his song I Just Wanna Live, which is about his fears growing up as a black man in America on social media. The full song is now set tol be released on Friday, which is the Juneteenth holiday marking the end of slavery in the US.
Bryant first posted the acapella gospel song on his Instagram account on May 26, the day after another African American, George Floyd, was killed by a white policeman in the city of Minneapolis. Floyd’s death — one in a long line of black people killed by white law enforcement — ignited mass Black Lives Matter protests against police brutality and a national reckoning on racism in America, both in the past and today.
“Every day I’m being hunted as prey. My people don’t want no trouble,” Bryant sings.
The original post has been liked well over three million times, and drawn praise from Barack Obama to Katy Perry and many others around the world.