Sterling, Castile police shootings: Swizz Beatz, Scarface release track Sad News
Swizz Beatz and Scarface are the latest musicians to reflect on the recent fatal police shootings of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile.
The producer and rapper teamed up for “Sad News,” a slower, reflective collaboration, in one line saying, “Sad news: little boy got shot down today, a little boy got shot down today/I hope his family is okay.”
Beyoncé, Drake, and Chance the Rapper are among those who have openly reflected on the deaths of Sterling and Castile. Sterling was shot by police Tuesday after two white officers restrained him on the ground outside a Baton Rouge, Louisiana convenience store. Castile, a cafeteria supervisor, was shot four times by police during a routine traffic stop in St. Paul, Minnesota Wednesday evening.
Hear the track below.