Shawn Mendes to perform ‘youth’ for gun violence victims

Los Angeles: Canadian singer-songwriter Shawn Mendes will perform his song “Youth” at the Billboard Music Awards, as a tribute to those affected by gun violence.

According to TMZ, Mendes and American singer Khalid, who are featured on the song, wanted to throw light on the tragedies occurring lately in the US, in specific, related to the shooting at High Schools, which includes, but is not limited to the Florida and Texas shooting.

Mendes’ song “Youth”, which was released earlier this month, is a song with a message about barring pain from stealing away a kid’s youth.

On May 19, at least ten people were shot dead in Santa Fe High School in an early morning shootout in the southeastern Texas city of Santa Fe, about 50 kilometres away from Houston.

On February 14, at least 17 people- children and adults- were killed in a shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.

12 members from the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School’s show choir will be featured in Mendes’ performance, the report said, citing anonymous sources, as saying.

Meanwhile, the singer has showed up to the Billboard Music Awards wearing what may be dubbed as men’s heels, reports Vogue. (ANI)