Bryson Tiller celebrated the fifth anniversary of his Trapsoul album last week when he released a deluxe version featuring three extra tracks, but he isn't in a celebratory mood. In his Louisville hometown just two days prior, a Kentucky grand jury came to a decision in the case of Breonna Taylor that didn't charge a single police officer in direct connection to the killing of the 26-year-old EMT. Tiller's peers in R&B, from Alicia Keys to Ella Mai and more, expressed their frustration immediately after the news broke.
That's when the 27-year-old crooner decided to redirect the key real estate he recently secured in his and Taylor's Kentucky home state: billboards. Originally intended to promote his forthcoming album Anniversary, which he announced will arrive Friday, Tiller decided to dedicate the billboards in remembrance of Taylor instead.
"Dear Breonna Taylor, you've brought the city of Louisville together like I've never seen before and we will never forget you... -Bryson Tiller," one of the billboards reads, along with the tags #JusticeForBreonnaTaylor and #SayHerName.