17-year-old Chicago rapper Tink must be a huge Beyonce fan. Tink apparently used a photo of Beyonce's daughter, Blue Ivy, for the cover of her social commentary track, "Tell the Children".
The track begins with a man's voice yelling, "Don't shoot!"
Produced by Timbaland, "Tell the Children" is a response to a Missouri grand jury's decision to clear a Ferguson cop who killed teenager Mike Brown.
From Miss Info:
As the music world reacts with a heavy heart to the news of no indictment against officer Darren Wilson in the killing of Michael Brown, Tink takes to wax to share her sadness with the current state of events. Backed by solemn production from Timbaland, the Chicago upstarts releases her own Fuck Tha Police anthem called “Tell the Children,” only the feeling is more of hopelessness than anger.
“It bothers me, a badge is a pass to do whatever/So now we’re living in fear of the people here to protect us/They lie and disrespect us, kill us and then neglect us/The problem when nobody sees the view from my perspective,” she raps. Powerful words from a young soul.