On Saturday, the two released a brand new song decrying all the violence and hate happening across America, and Better Days is leaving us with a powerful message and SO many emotions.
The song itself holds touchy lyrics and heartbroken emotion for all the lives lost:
"How we gonna stop the violence, stop the hurting, stop the hatred, stop the murders? We're all human, that's for certain. Come together, we deserve it."
And Grande herself spoke out about it on Instagram when she released a snippet of the song yesterday (below):
"During this challenging time, we have to remember that the only way we will progress is if the overruling force is#Love. "Music is a universal language that all of us can feel regardless of color lines, gender, sexuality, age, race, religion…. it unifies us. We believe we can not fight hate with hate, only love. Just as we can not fight darkness with more darkness. Only Light." Too many precious lives were taken from us this week, this month, this year. Rest in peace #AltonSterling. Rest in peace#PhilandoCastile #BlackLivesMatter. And the police that were peacefully guarding the #BlackLivesMatter rally in Dallas…. Rest in peace. #LorneAhrens, #MichaelKrol,#MichaelJSmith, #BrentThompson &#PatrickZamarripa."
Monet, too, shared a powerful message on her own Instagram account in conjunction with the song (below):
"I'm heartbroken by all of the recent tragedies the came as a result of hatred, racism and injustice. I'm also sad at how numb some of us are to it, because it is far too common! This is not a video game or a movie you're witnessing on your screens! This is our unfortunate REALITY! When I think about how I feel, the word confused comes to mind…So today we just want to try and help in one of the ways we know how!"
According to reports out Sunday morning, Angelina Jolie's political ambitions with the United Nations may have caused a rift between her and Brad Pitt, at least based on a source "close to the couple."
TMZ is reporting that Jolie's dream had been to become a top official with the UN -- which makes sense, considering all the charity work and traveling to developing nations that she does -- but that didn't fly at home with Brad.