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Billy Porter is making an important statement ahead of the Juneteenth celebration in America’s South on Wednesday, June 19.

He is pictured kissing President Biden’s hand during a pre-Juneteenth celebration at the White House on June 10.

Billy danced with President Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris, and Second Gentleman Doug Emhoff on the South Lawn of the White House.

The singer/actor shares a new single entitled “Leap”. The song arrives as the perfect motivational anthem ahead of Juneteenth and Pride month celebrations.

“Leap” previews Billy’s forthcoming EP, Black Mona Lisa Vol. 2: The Cookout Sessions.

“I always want to make sure I use my art to heal,” Billy said. “Music is thee universal language. We are in trying times right now and I wrote LEAP alongside of the late genius Andrea Martin to inspire love across all races, creeds, identities, and value structures. Welcome to the cookout!”

Produced by longtime collaborator Lofey (Mary J Blige, Mariah Carey, Chris Brown), and written by the late legendary songwriter Andrea Martin (Monica, Toni Braxton, En Vogue), “Leap” embodies a classic R&B groove and memorable melody designed to inspire.

“How you gonna LEAP just standing there?” sings Billy in the chorus leaning into his role as a role model to millions of young people. “Better go leap, instead of standing there!”


Next up, Billy graces the stage of Nashville Pride on June 23 followed by San Francisco’s Pride Festival on June 30 where he’ll deliver what promises to be an unforgettable headline set. Crossing the pond, he touches down in the UK for Brighton Pride on August 3.

Listen to “Leap” HERE via Republic Records/ Casablanca Records.

Source: Press release