American musician Gary Clark Jr. is tired of being angry about yet another Black person dying following a police encounter.
In a nearly 10-minute Instagram video posted Sunday, Clark shared his thoughts on George Floyd‘s death.
The 46-year-old Black man was killed while in Minneapolis police custody when a white officer knelt on his neck for nearly nine minutes on May 25.
Through slow and measured speech, Clark contemplated race relations, noting that he was quiet the last few days because he didn’t know what to say.
“I’m tired. I don’t have any more words,” he said.
The Grammy-winner said he already said everything he needed to on his last record.
“I’m tired of crying on TV. I’m tired of being angry. I’m tired of being sad about it. I’m tired of feeling depressed and anxious. I’m f**ked up,” Clark said.
Clark is a six-foot-four Black man.
“If you didn’t know me, I’ve seen you walk across the street at night when I’m standing out front of my hotel smoking. I’ve seen you clutch your sh*t on the subway.”
Clark said his intentions and heart are good — just like those of Floyd, Breonna Taylor and Ahmaud Arbery, Black people who were killed in 2020.
“We just want to wake up in the morning, go and make the most out of what we can, get what we can for ourselves and for our family, and go the f**k back home. That’s all,” he said.
“Why is it so hard? Why is that a worry and a challenge?”