When asked about the Black Lives Matter movement during a recent interview in the United Kingdom, the singer originally said, “I personally didn’t go to any marches, or anything like that, but for me, all lives matter.”
She was harshly criticized afterward for apparently not supporting Black Lives Matter. Now Chilli’s setting the record straight.
“Of course Black Lives Matter and the killing of young black boys is heartbreaking to all of us,” she tells The Shade Room. “Everyone knows I am a black mother of a black son so there is no way I could watch what’s happening and not be affected.”
Chilli adds, “That video was from an interview in London asking me about issues happening in the U.S. My response was inclusive of everyone, but not meant to undervalue the Black Lives Matter movement or to suggest police brutality against blacks is acceptable.”