(AllHipHop News) Trevor Jackson uses the visuals for his track “Like I Do” to address the ongoing gun violence plaguing the country. The 19-year-old singer/actor’s cousin, Randon, appears in the video after being shot in the leg earlier this year. Jackson spoke with Billboard about creating the personal clip.
“I feel like we sometimes let our emotions and anger get in the way,” said Jackson. “Yeah, those [stories of shootings] upset me. Yeah, all those things I see make me angry. But I know everything that I do is going to be more powerful and touch more people in a positive way than if I go out there and cause havoc.”
Jackson is currently working on the follow-up to his latest project In My Feelings. The Indiana native will also appear in season 2 of the drama series American Crime alongside Andre “3000” Benjamin, Regina King, Tim Hutton, and Felicity Huffman.
“I’m blessed and thankful to be able to show people I don’t just act for whatever reason. I act because I really enjoy it. Just like I enjoy my music,” Jackson relayed to AllHipHop.com in September. “I feel like people will take me seriously as an actor. I want to be able to use all that I was given while I’m here on Earth.”
American Crime season 2 is scheduled to premiere January 6 on ABC. Purchase Trevor Jackson’s In My Feelings on iTunes.
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Watch the video for Trevor Jackson’s “Like I Do” below.