Mary J. Blige shoehorned a performance of this song right in the middle of her 2016 interview with Hillary Clinton
for her Apple Music talk show The 411 with Mary J. Blige
. Blige wanted to broach the subject of increasing police violence against African Americans and, being a singer, thought the best way was through song.
"I wanted to incorporate the song in the show because the lyrics resonated with me so deeply and so heavily because of all the shootings and police brutality and I never got a chance to say anything," she explained.
Before the interview aired, viewers caught a glimpse of the performance through a teaser clip and blasted the singer on social media, noting Hillary's stone-faced reaction to the sudden serenade. But the Democratic presidential candidate assured Blige that she was touched (literally as well as figuratively - Blige grasped her hand mid-song). "I've been interviewed so many times. Nobody has ever sung to me in the middle of the interview," Hillary told her. "So moving."