Balthazar Getty Black Panthers and their Bones Are Close to My Heart

3/9/2016 12:20 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Balthazar Getty not only sings about the Black Panthers ... he carried the bones of Panther leader Huey Newton in his pocket!

Getty, who produced a music video about the black power group with rapper Kev Hicks, says Huey was a family friend ... so close he actually had his cremated bones.

As for the music video ... Getty says Beyonce's getting a bad rap and his video is also being misinterpreted ... the hoopla is not against all cops ... just bad ones.