In 2016 T.I. eschewed his trademark “trap muzik” stylings for the politically and socially aware project Us Or Else. That project will now be turned into a short film, slated to air on the various BET Networks tonight (April 24th) at 11pm EST.
In the short T.I. plays a conflicted police officer, stuck between his job and partners and the rising tension of cops gunning down unarmed Black youths. Eventually he turns in the Martin Luther Tip and leads a community in a Black Lives Matter march… or that’s what the trailer below suggests, at least.
T.I. will also have a discussion with CNN’s Angela Rye on the topics of Us Or Else, immediately following its airing. Watch a preview of the short below.