T.I.’s ‘Us or Else’ Short Film on Police Brutality Debuts Tonight on BET
T.I.’s efforts to combat police brutality are coming to the small screen. The Atlanta rapper will debut a new short film titled Us or Else on BET tonight (April 24) at 11 p.m. EST. The film will address the Black community’s relationship with the police.
Following the film’s premiere, T.I. and CNN political commentator Angela Rye will participate in a discussion about police brutality and gun violence. T.I. also had a chance to speak on the topic in an interview with CNN ahead of Us or Else’s premiere.
"Police brutality is really just a tentacle to a larger problem — the racial divide and the systemic racism that goes on from the highest of highs to the lowest of the low of society in America," T.I. told CNN.
T.I.’s film is the third phase of his Us or Else movement. The Atlanta rapper kicked it off by releasing the Us or Else EP in September 2016. He followed that up with a full-length album titled Us or Else: Letter to the System in December 2016. T.I. hopes his projects expose the world to the harsh realities facing the Black community.
“If you place any creature in such excruciating circumstances over periods and periods of time … after so long, they will be agitated and antagonized,” he told CNN. “It’s human nature, so to not expect that after the type of treatment that has been rendered is insane.”
Watch the trailer for T.I.’s short film Us or Else below.
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