Grammys: ‘I Can’t Breathe,’ Inspired by George Floyd, Wins ‘Song of the Year’

“I Can’t Breathe” wins “Song of the Year” at the Grammy Awards

The song was inspired by the death of George Floyd. The death of the 46-year-old triggered wild riots across the country.

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Singer-songwriter H.E.R. won Song of the Year at the Grammys for her song. Minneapolis police officer pinned Floyd to the ground while he kept saying, “I can’t breathe.”

Here’s part of the lyrics:

Trying times all the time
Destruction of minds, bodies, and human rights
Stripped of bloodlines, whipped and confined
This is the American pride
It’s justifying a genocide
Romanticizing the theft and bloodshed
That made America the land of the free
To take a black life, land of the free
To bring a gun to a peaceful fight for civil rights
You are desensitized to pulling triggers on innocent lives
Because that’s how we got here in the first place
These wounds sink deeper than the bullet
Your entitled hands could ever reach
Generations and generations of pain, fear, and anxiety
Equality is walking without intuition
Saying the protector and the killer is wearing the same uniform
The revolution is not televised
Media perception is forced down the throats of closed minds
So it’s lies in the headlines
And generations of supremacy resulting in your ignorant, privileged eyes

In her interview with Entertainment Tonight ahead of the big night, H.E.R. said her song was “the soundtrack to a movement.” She was referring to BLM protests and riots following Floyd’s death.

“I mean, it’s been the soundtrack to a movement, you know, one of many songs and I’m just happy to be a part of history now,” she said of the song.

One juror of the Derek Chauvin case said he was “was anxious, worried about high emotion surrounding the case. One worried his family might be targeted. The person who worried about the divisiveness of the case was dismissed, as was the potential juror who feared his family could be targeted,” as reported by the Associated Press.

Chauvin is one of the four former Minneapolis police officers who was charged in the case.

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