John Mellencamp Took A Knee On ‘The Late Show’ Ahead Of Super Bowl Weekend

John Mellencamp capped off a haunting rendition of his politically billed anthem “ Easy Target ” having a powerful statement on Thursday’ h episode of “ The Past due Show with Stephen Colbert . ”

The particular musician dropped down to one leg and raised a fist in to the air as his performance received to a close.

The monitor itself, which Mellencamp released on the event of President Donald Trump ’ s inauguration in The month of january 2017,   addresses racial inequality and references the Black Lifestyles Matter movement.

The lyrics include:

So Black Life Matter, who we tryin’ in order to kid. Here’ s an easy focus on. Don’ t matter, never do.

Passes across burning such a long time ago, 400 many years and we still don’ t overlook it.

Video associated with Mellencamp’ s “ Late Show” protest is now going viral, poignantly coming as it did ahead of this particular Sunday’ s Super Bowl involving the Philadelphia Silver eagles   and the New England Patriots .

NFL players have invoked the particular wrath of Trump and the president’ s supporters in recent months for following a lead of former San Francisco 49ers quarterback  Colin Kaepernick in taking a leg during the national anthem before video games to protest police brutality plus racial injustice.

Check it out in the cut above, and see the song’ s i9000 official music video below: