12-Year-Old Pens Protest Song Following George Floyd’s Death

In the wake of the killing of George Floyd by Minneapolis police officers, Keedron Bryant, the 12-year-old singer who appeared on “Little Big Shots,” wrote a gripping protest gospel song, “I Just Wanna Live.”

Former President Barack Obama called attention to the song in a message he tweeted Friday in response to Floyd's death. Mr. Obama said a friend of his "used the powerful song that went viral by 12-year-old Keedron Bryant to describe the frustrations he was feeling." He continued, "The circumstances of my friend and Keedron may be different, but their anguish is the same. It's shared by me and millions of others."

LeBron James, Eva Longoria, David Oyelow and Lupita Nyong'o also shared the video, along with many others. "He should not have to sing this song,"Nyong'o wrote in the caption of her post.

Young Keedron posted the video on Instagram with a simple caption: "just singing what's on my heart...hope this blesses someone." 

Rest In Power George Floyd ✊🏾

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