Chaka Khan, with the help of a handful of musicians and actors, has put together a remake of her track “Super Life” in honor of Trayvon Martin.
Khan premiered the video last night on Piers Morgan Tonight, where she told the host, “We are sick and tired in America of seeing little children lost and children gone missing and they never make the 9 o’clock or the 5 o’clock news.”
The “Super Life” video includes appearances from Eric Benet, Kelly Price, Kenny Lattimore, Angela Bassett, Terry Crews and Boris Kodjoe, all of whom are clad in hoodies, the same article of clothing Martin was wearing when he was killed by community watch captain George Zimmerman. “Super Life” originally appeared on Khan’s 2007’s album Funk This. The tribute version includes a new refrain: “Fear kills, love heals.”
On her website Khan wrote, “The death of Trayvon Martin was a shot heard around the world. Celebrities are privileged beyond belief to have a public following . . . As purveyors of content and media, we need to use our voices to stop injustice at the site of its origin.” She urged people to use the Twitter hashtag #fearkillsloveheals to show their support.