Shawn Mendes Performs Tribute To Victims Of Gun Violence
Shawn Mendes and Khalid gave a spine-tingling performance during this year's Billboard Music Awards. The two performed their new song 'Youth' alongside the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Show Choir to help send a powerful message, right on the heels of the recent tragic shooting at Santa Fe High School that left 10 dead.
Khalid wore a t-shirt with the words "Protect Our Children" on it, with the word "guns" crossed out. Shawn, and the MSD choir, all wore Shawn's official 'Youth' merch with all proceeds going to March For Our Lives.
The song is from Shawn's upcoming new self-titled album, and is inspired by the terrifying Manchester attack during Ariana Grande's concert last year.
Introducing the performance was Bebe Rexha, who explained that Shawn and Khalid's performance would be a tribute to the shooting in Santa Fe.
She said: "This past Friday, we experienced another tragedy, and this time at Santa Fe High School in Texas. Just a few weeks ago, many students from that very high school joined the protest against gun violence. And they're no different than tens of thousands of young adults across this nation who took a stand, and are raising their voices to say, 'Things must change.' They inspire me with their hope, with their compassion, and with their determination to make a difference and build a better world. Here to pay tribute are Shawn Mendes and Khalid joined by the show choir from the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida."