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bibi bourelly drops the video for her powerful equality anthem riot

'Love infinitely. At all costs no matter what,' Bourelly wrote in a heartfelt poem accompanying the video.

by Hannah Ongley
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15 June 2016, 9:24am

Released less than two days after the devastating shooting at an Orlando gay club that claimed the lives of 50 people, Bibi Bourelly's new video for her single Riot is an emotional call to action. "We are all one from the clouds," the 21-year-old hitmaker-turned-solo artist writes in a heartfelt poem that accompanies the video. "We are not our genders. We are not our religions. We are not our races. We are not our opinions." The video features black-and-white footage of historical and recent stands for civil equality, including the Eric Garner protests and Malala Yousafzai addressing a group of women wearing the hijab. "If I go, I'mma start a riot," Bourelly sings on the politically-charged track. "I'm fighting for my life, yeah. I'mma give y'all everything tonight. If I leave, fist up 'til I stop breathing." 

Read Bourelly's poem in full beneath the video.

Credits


Text Hannah Ongley
Photography We Are The Rhoads