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Ariana Grande, Victoria Monet release song dedicated to the victims of police violence

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Yvette C. Hammett
Singer Ariana Grande attends the annual Billboard Music Awards held at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada on May 22, 2016. She teamed up with Victoria Monet to release Better Days dedicated to the victims of police violence. File Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI
Singer Ariana Grande attends the annual Billboard Music Awards held at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada on May 22, 2016. She teamed up with Victoria Monet to release "Better Days" dedicated to the victims of police violence. File Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI | License Photo

LOS ANGELES, July 11 (UPI) -- Ariana Grande and Victoria Monet released the song Better Days July 10 with lyrics that call on Americans to resist getting caught up in the growing violence that goes on "right outside our window," MTV reported.

"During this challenging time, we have to remember that the only way we will progress is if the overruling force is #Love," Grande posted on her Instagram page.

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"Music is a universal language that all of us can feel regardless of color lines, gender, sexuality, age, race, religion.... it unifies us," Grande went on. "We believe we can not fight hate with hate, only love."

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. Stay strong and know that better days are coming… #BetterDays by Victoria + Ariana ..listen on @VictoriaMonet's soundcloud ♩

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"Baby, there's a war right outside our window / Don't you hear the people fighting for their lives?" Monet sings. "I'm praying for the people right outside our window / Hoping they find peace at night."

Just this morning on Today Jennifer Lopez and Lin-Manuel Miranda released a song of their own in honor of the victims of the Orlando massacre that took place June 12, killing 49 and leaving the shooter dead.

Their song is called Love Makes the World Go Round.

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