Vic Mensa delivered a powerful message to coincide with LGBT Pride Month, releasing “Free Love” featuring Le1f, Halsey, Lil B, and Malik Yusef on the day that cities including New York and Chicago hosted Pride parades.
The acoustic guitar-driven track addresses the limitations on LGBT persons and challenges the world that inflicted limitations on them. “Is it too late for the world living in the 21st century, we don’t need diamonds pearls, no, free love is not a luxury / You can fuck who you want to fuck / You can love who you want to love,” sings Mensa at the onset of the song, which was produced by Papi Beatz with additional production from Smoko Ono, Arin Ray, and Mensa. “It’s a free country, that’s unless you love the same sex.”
Additionally, the Roc Nation signee posted a note to go along with “Free Love,” explaining that he never paid any mind to LGBT issues until one of his family members came out to him. “A year ago I remember having a conversation with a family member about LGBT rights. I’ve always been in support, but I didn’t feel personally attached or really feel like it was my battle to fight,” he wrote. “It wasn’t until a member of my own family revealed to me that the identified as queer this year that it really started to sink in with me.”
Read the full note and listen to the empowering tune below.