Janelle Monáe has unveiled a new protest song titled "Say Her Name (Hell You Talmbout)" to honour Black women and girls killed by police in line with International Daughter’s Day.
"Say Her Name (Hell You Talmbout)" features contributions from Beyoncé, Alicia Keys, Chlöe x Halle, Tierra Whack, Zoë Kravitz, Brittany Howard and many more, and is released ahead of International Daughter's Day on Sunday (26 September).
Monáe says of the track, which will see proceeds from the song and video donated to African American Policy Forum, "This International Daughter’s Day and we are proud to stand with the African American Policy Forum’s #SayHerName Mothers Network & Kimberlé Crenshaw as we honor the Black women and girls who lost their lives at the hands of police. We support the tireless work that #SayHerName has been doing for years to help bring these mothers justice for their daughters. This work is too important to do alone and can only be sustained through our collective voices. We take up this call to action as daughters ourselves trying to create a world where stories like these are no longer commonplace. This is a rally cry. We aim to give reverence to the countless Black women and girls who should be with us today. And to their mothers who have suffered this unbearable loss. They matter. Their names matter. Their stories matter. And justice needs to be served. May we all commit ourselves to protecting Black women and girls and making systemic changes to protect our sisters from the abuse of power in the police force. Please join us and #SayHerName."