T-Pain has released a new single and video that urges listeners to “Get Up” and make a difference, as worldwide protests against police brutality and racism continue in the wake of George Floyd’s death.
The clip, produced by the rapper’s Nappy Boy Films, features T-Pain delivering uplifting lyrics in front of neon lights and pyrotechnics. “Oh, no, I can’t stop now / I gave it my all and it still ain’t enough / Everybody gettin’ knocked down / The only thing that matters is what you gon’ do when you get up,” he sings.
“This song was actually meant to come out at the end of March, but I decided to switch it out last minute and release ‘Wake Up Dead’ with Chris Brown first,” T-Pain revealed in a press release. “It’s very ironic because it all has so much more meaning to it now with everything going on in the world. I thought it was silly to hold this song. I want people to be motivated, inspired, and to continue to ‘Get Up’ and push forward.”
The rapper has also announced that all proceeds from the single’s sales and merchandise will go toward the criminal justice reform non-profit, Crime Survivors for Safety and Justice.
Watch the video for “Get Up” here: