Black Eyed Peas Drop Politically Charged 'Get It' Video
By Katrina Nattress
July 10, 2018
Black Eyed Peas are officially without Fergie, but that's not stopping will.i.am, apl.de.ap and Taboo from releasing new music. On Tuesday (July 10), the hip hop trio dropped a new single and accompanying video, "Get It."
The Ben Mor-directed clip is a nearly four-minute-long single shot that illustrates the growing tension between police and civilians (namely, those of color) in America. As the camera winds through a city street, we see cops wrestling people to the ground, handcuffing latinos and shooting black citizens. Meanwhile, white men march with tiki torches, throwing Nazi symbols, untouched. The current president even makes an appearance, with a censored black strip over his eyes.
The poignant video ends with a protest before fading to black with the messages "Don't normalize hate," "Love for all," and "Take action now" scrolling across the screen.
Watch the video below.
Along with the politically charged new song and video, BEP also announced their first European tour in eight years. The five-date jaunt sees the three-piece traversing the United Kingdom, beginning October 27 in London and ending November 3 in Milton Keynes. Check out tour dates below.
10/27 - London @ Eventim Apollo
10/29 - Birmingham @ 2 Academy Birmingham
11/1 - Manchester @ O2 Apollo Manchester
11/2 - Glasgow @ The SSE Hydro
11/3 - Milton Keynes @Arena MK
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