MTV VMAs: Logic & Khalid Perform Suicide-Prevention Anthem ‘1-800-273-8255’ (Video)

Alessia Cara lends her voice to worthy cause

Last Updated: August 28, 2017 @ 7:46 AM

Socially conscious hip-hop is back in style.

At Sunday’s MTV VMAs, rapper Logic, singer Khalid, and their featured partner Alessia Cara performed suicide-prevention anthem “1-800-273-8255.” OK, so the title’s not exactly catchy, but the point is for it to catch on. For the uninitiated, 1-800-273-8255 is the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline‘s toll-free number.

As if the song’s message wasn’t powerful-enough on its own, the speech Logic delivered afterward made sure there were no dry eyes at the Los Angeles awards show. The standing ovation the group received was well-deserved — even if Logic did kind of “demand” it.

Watch the video above, and share the song with someone who could use some positivity today.

Keep
Reading...

Looks like you’re enjoying reading
Keep reading by creating
a free account or logging in.