The “Love” is here. Thirteen years after the original, the Black Eyed Peas call for peace, love, and unity once again with the reimagined all-star version of their 2003 Elephunk single, “Where’s the Love?”
Of course, the 2016 edition features BEP stars will.i.am, Fergie, apl.de.ap, and Taboo, but it also includes their famous friends such as Diddy, Cassie, Mary J. Blige, Jamie Foxx, Nicole Scherzinger, The Game, Snoop Dogg, Jessie J, Andra Day, Tori Kelly, Ty Dolla $ign, Usher, DJ Khaled, Jhené Aiko (and her daughter), Wiz Khalifa, LL Cool J, Usher, and Justin Timberlake, who appeared on the original as well.
The powerful black-and-white video stars the aforementioned artists, plus Kendall Jenner, Rosario Dawson, Alton Sterling’s aunt, Philando Castile’s mother, religious leaders, police offers, and a 40-member children’s choir.
“Overseas, yeah, they’re tryna stop terrorism / Over here, on the streets, the police shoot the people, put the bullets in ’em,” raps Diddy, while Khaled proclaims, “Love is the key!”
A$AP Rocky and Jaden Smith join together and share their frustration. “My mama ask me why I never vote,” raps Rocky. “‘Cause policeman want me dead and gone / That election looking like a joke / And the weed man still selling dope / Somebody gotta give these ni**as hope / All he ever wanted was a smoke.”
Inspired by recent tragedies, the Peas decided it was time to revive the track for a new generation. “Millennials are powerful,” said will. “I don’t think they realize just how powerful they are…I hope this song inspires the millennials to go all out, scream from the tallest mountain, care like your freedom depends on it. Pay attention like that is at risk.”
All proceeds from the sale of the song in the U.S. will be donated to will.i.am’s non-profit foundation, i.am.angel.