As the killing of Trayvon Martin moves the nation, R&B legend Chaka Khan was inspired to put together a musical tribute to the slain teen, and so the singer gathered celebrities to record a remake of “Super Life” in tribute to Martin.
Khan gathered together dozens of actors, singers, musicians and various TV personalities to show support for the teen, all of which are donning hoodies in the tribute’s music video.
Among the celebrities paying tribute to Martin are Angela Bassett, Garcelle Beauvois, Terry Crews, Loretta Devine, Kimberly Elise, Sharon Leal, Keke Palmer, Eva Pigford, Kelly Price. Other performers such as Common, Macy Gray and Talib Kweli weren’t able to make it to the recording, but they contributed videos to the Khan-led tribute.
Khan is the latest in a growing number of celebrities showing their support for the fallen youth, many of which participate in protests of the killing, while others show their support of the movement through social media outlets.
“I am a mother, and I’m also a mother with a voice. It’s time for those of us who have a voice to speak out for life, for love and for justice using the same media we’ve used throughout our careers,” Khan said in a news release. “Now is the time to use media for the benefit of humanity as a whole… We have to be the voice for the voiceless, for the Trayvon Martins of this world.”
You can watch Chaka Khan’s “Super Life” tribute to Trayvon Martin below.