H.E.R., Tiara Thomas, and D’Mile Are Now Oscar-Winning Musicians

Their song “Fight for You,” from Judas and the Black Messiah, won Best Original Song last night.

Last year, before H.E.R. became an Oscar-nominated artist for her song “Fight for You”  from the film Judas and the Black Messiahshe released a track called “I Can’t Breathe.” It was a tribute to George Floyd who was murdered last year by a Minneapolis policeman. A year later, that policeman was found guilty on three different charges for killing Floyd, and the same team who wrote “I Can’t Breathe” won an Oscar for a different track with a similar soul: Fight for truth, demand justice, stop killing people of color and pretending it’s not race-related or a hate crime.

“Fight For You” was written and produced with Dernst Emile II (a.k.a. D’Mile) and Tiara Thomas. Watch H.E.R. talk about the divide between history and truth, which we talked about in our last print issue’s cover story, in her acceptance speech.

 

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