Rapper André 3000 (real name Andre Benjamin) makes a statement on the global activist movement to protect black lives with a capsule of black, long-sleeve t-shirts detailed with words and phrases. All proceeds will be donated to Movement for Black Lives, an organization dedicated to empowering communities to improve the lives of black people.
Included among the shirts is one detailed with the phrase printed on a jumpsuit he wore during OutKast’s 2014 reunion tour that reads “across cultures, dark people suffer more. why?”
Made of recycled cotton, other words or phrases written using lowercase lettering include “breathe,” “can one rest in peace & violence,” “distractions from silence,” “hiders of pain,” “i pray there’s a god at the end of all this,” “narcissistic americans” and “obviously oblivious” among others.
Commenting on the effort on Instagram. André wrote, “Something very important is happening all over the world and it is happening to all of us. How does it make you feel?”
Available top purchases for three days and priced at $75, the t-shirts are now available on andre3000.com.
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Something very important is happening all over the world and it is happening to all of us. How does it make you feel? For 3 days, a selection of shirts inspired by a collection of my jumpsuits will be sold and 100% of net proceeds will be donated to Movement for Black Lives @mvmnt4blklives to aid in their fight to end police brutality & racial injustice against Black people. This is only one piece in the war against systemic racism. It takes all of us. BLACK LIVES MATTER … at a minimum. – 3 Link in bio #blacklivesmatter #defendblacklives