Vic Mensa performed the Ty Dolla $ign assisted track "We Could Be Free" from his last album "The Autobiography."
The Chicago rapper, Vic Mensa, gave a touching performance of "We Could Be Free" during a visit to The Late Show With Stephen Colbert.
Vic was backed by a string quartet and a small choir who all wore black clothing with the different struggles of society - mental illness, addiction, poverty and police brutality printed on their clothes. His performance was a more delicate and soulful rendition of the song that's a single on his latest album, The Autobiography, featuring Ty Dolla $ign.
The politically infused song hears Vic sing, "We could be free If we only knew we were slaves to the pains of each other, One thing I believe, I could learn, To see my enemy as my brother."
Vic is currently on tour opening for Jay Z where he will be performing in Montreal tonight (November 21st) hitting up New York, Washington, Philadelphia, Chicago, Portland and more before finishing off at the Forum in Los Angeles on December 21st.
At the top of the month, Vic shared his opinions on America's gun control issue telling TMZ that Americans need to stop being "stupid as f**k" when it comes to the issue of gun control. "You're not going to fight off a tyrannical government with an AR-15 or an M16, so give it up. It's not a constitutional right." He directed a part of his message to the NRA and the president, telling them to get the weapons out of the hands of civilians or "sacrifice your family and friends to mass murder."
He also noted how all those in office who send "thoughts and prayers" to the mass murders committed by rifles (such as the recent shooting in Las Vegas) are the same people who take money from the NRA and "vote against anything that opposes complete gun ownership."