The 12 year old African-American protest singer, Keedron Bryant, has been signed by an American record label, Warner Records.
The heartfelt song is a song about the fears of being a young African American which went viral.
Keedron Bryant’s song I Just Wanna Live, posted online one day after the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minnesota, is out on Friday.
Warner Records timed the release to coincide with Juneteenth, which marks the end of centuries of US slavery.
The soulful song written by Kedron’s mother, has already racked up millions of likes.
It includes the lyrics: “I’m a young black man, doing all that I can to stand.
“Oh, but when I look around, and I see what’s being done to my kind.
“Every day I’m being hunted as prey. My people don’t want no trouble.”
The young gospel singer’s original Instagram post has attracted over 3m likes, and has drawn praise from former President Barack Obama, basketball legend LeBron James, singer Janet Jackson and actress Lupita Nyong’o.
“It’s very exciting because this is what God’s called me to do.
“It’s just been an exciting experience to work with my mom.”
His mother, Johnnetta Bryant, said ,: ” watching the video of George Floyd, an unarmed black man, dying as a police officer knelt on his neck last month, really hit my heart just so deeply because I am a mom to a black son.
“I have a black husband. I have black brothers, uncles, cousins, friends.” She added.
Warner records plans to donate the profits to the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.
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