Before Madonna starts singing in her “I Rise” video, another familiar voice preludes the song.
“Us kids don’t know what we’re talking about, that we’re too young to understand how the government works,” Emma Gonzalez says at the beginning. “We call BS.”
Gonzalez was a student at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida when a gunman opened fire and killed 17 people in February last year. Since then, she’s played a leading role in movements such as March for our Lives, calling for gun legislation reform.
In the song, Madonna later sings, “Not bulletproof, shouldn’t have to run from a gun.”
Later in the song, as the singer says, “I managed to survive,” Gonzalez’s “B.S” is heard in the background.
The song is featured in her recently announced album, “Madame X.”