There's been a lot of talk surrounding Kendrick Lamar's song "We Cry Together," which is on his Mr. Morale & the Big Steppers album.
The cut is about a couple getting into a vicious fight, and actor Tessa Thompson raps with K Dot and appears in the video.
She also discussed "We Cry Together" at a private screening earlier this week with Lamar and his PGLang co-founder Dave Free.
Basically, the Compton rapper said he tried to capture all of the dissension that takes place around the globe in the song and video.
"The main trigger for writing the dialogue was basically the state of the world within the last five years for me and seeing my frustrations about how nobody, and none of our cultures or belief systems, can ever come to an agreement,” said Lamar, per The Hollywood Reporter. “So, in writing that I say, ‘OK, how can I make this feel personal but also holding up a mirror as a collective concept, rather than just a personal concept?”
“I wanted to do that with all the emotions involved," he added. "I wanted to bring that drama, because at the end of the day, whether we like it or not, the good, bad and the ugly, the pros and cons, that’s what makes everything evolve. Being able to put that in our face allows us to accept that, in order for us to evolve as humanity.”