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Video from Usher with Nas and Bibi Bourelly for “Chains” Targets Murder by Police

October 17, 2015 | Revolution Newspaper |



Usher and Nas have released a powerful interactive video for the song “Chains,” also featuring singer Bibi Bourelly—challenging people to really look at the faces of Black people murdered by police and racist violence. As the faces of Trayvon Martin, Rekia Boyd, Sean Bell, and other victims, with short descriptions, appear on the screen, if the viewer looks away the video stops—and the words “Don’t look away” appears. Usher sings at one point, “We’re still in chains. You put the shame on us.” Nas raps at another point, “I am no prison commodity, not just a body you throw in a cell.”

The video is available exclusively on the music streaming service Tidal for free for three days ( On Firefox and Chrome browsers, the video will ask for permission to access the webcam. (It’s possible to disable the webcam and see the video without the interactive feature.)



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