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Singer Kennedy Stephens pays tribute to Breonna Taylor

The 49-second tribute song went viral on social media

19-year-old Kennedy Stephens paid tribute to Breonna Taylor by writing a song about her.

The song is called “Wounds” and was posted to Instagram and YouTube.

Taylor was killed by three Louisville Metro Police officers in her bedroom during the summer.

Protesters carried signs in support of justice for Breonna Taylor on September 23, 2020 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Natasha Moustache/Getty Images)

State Attorney General Daniel Cameron did not charge the police officers responsible for her death.

Read More: Louisville settles Breonna Taylor wrongful death lawsuit for $12 million

The 49-second song describes how Taylor might have felt the night of her murder.

“I’m scared for my life,” Stephens sings.

“One moment I’m sleeping in my bed with nothing to lose. One second later, I’m feeling my wounds. The world will never be the same because people are fighting for change…Black will see praise”

The song tugged on a lot of people’s emotional heartstrings, including celebrities like Jamie Foxx, Snoop Dogg, and Tiffany Haddish.

“God bless u for this!!!! We cannot let up… we must continue to fight for justice….,” Foxx wrote.

“Thank you @iamalexavant for sending me this beautiful tribute from @kennedystephens for Breonna Taylor called ‘Wounds,'” Haddish said.

“Kennedy killed it 🔥🔥🔥 everyone watching please share with your friends,” Haddish continued.

“Sang Kennedy,” Snoop Dogg said.

Read More: Keedron Bryant performs viral song, ‘I Just Wanna Live’ for Dr. Dre

Many musicians have used social media to dedicate songs to those who have fallen victim to police brutality and gun violence.

As theGrio previously reported, Keedron Bryant, a 13-year-old boy best known for going viral after singing a tribute to George Floyd, met with Dr. Dre.

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