Papa Roach frontman Jacoby Shaddix spoke to Singapore's LAMC Productions about the racial unrest in the United States following the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and other black people who have died at the hands of the police.
Shaddix said, "The racial unrest has been here since the beginning of America. I mean, let's not fool ourselves. It's been something that's pervasive in culture and civilization since the beginning. And as humans, we have a responsibility to elevate ourselves in our thought, our mind, how we process our feelings and ideas."
Shaddix continued, "My heart goes out to the black community, because it's been an uphill battle for them . . . It's the African-Americans' time right now to be heard, because they've been screaming for years and years and years, and people keep denying them. And it's absolutely disrespectful. I don't stand for it. I stand with my brothers and sisters of color, and that's just it."
Over the weekend, Papa Roach released a 2020 version of the song "Tightrope," which originally appeared on the band's classic 2000 album Infest. The band is celebrating its 20th anniversary.