Following the death of George Floyd, many individuals have been vocal about the injustice behind racial profiling and police brutality. They’ve taken action through their social media accounts and hosting GoFundMe pages to help those who’ve been victim to this sad truth. They’ve even taken it a step further by holding protests. Musicians, in particular, have used their craft to express their anger towards this criminal act. But, most importantly, they’ve stood WITH us to fight for what’s right. Some artists who’ve taken a stand are Lil Yachty, Halsey, J.Cole, Nick Cannon, and Tinashe, to name a few.
1. Lil Yachty:
Lil Yachty recently posted a video of himself saying to fellow protesters, “I feel like we have to stand for something or fall for anything, you know what I’m saying?” He then adds, “It doesn’t make any sense to me now as I sat at home, and I’m trying to make it add up as to why they feel our frustration.” For his caption, he penned, “I am no different from the next man. Every voice matters and must be heard.”
Halsey posted pictures of herself attending a protest in Los Angeles on Saturday via Instagram story. Amidst her attendance, she said rubber bullets fired by police had hit her.
Although J.Cole didn’t post any pictures of himself at a local protest, news publications were quick to spot him in the crowd. However, this isn’t J.Cole’s first time protesting. In 2014, he protested with others following Eric Garner’s passing.
4. Nick Cannon:
Nick Cannon spoke volumes on his social media accounts by posting a photo of himself in a crowd wearing a black hoodie that reads Floyd’s last words, “Please, I Can’t Breathe.” Yesterday, Cannon also posted a spoken-word video that detailed the protests, slavery, and the coronavirus pandemic. One of the captions on his post says, “THEY GON HEAR US LOUD AND CLEAR!!!”
Tinashe posted photos and a video of herself and others marching in Beverly Hills and on a Los Angeles freeway, saying “The protest I participated in yesterday in DTLA was non-violent. We were there to protest police brutality and black lives period.”
It seems like one of her fans posted the wrong thing on their page because afterward, she wrote on her Instagram story, “If you’re posting about looting, (especially if you’re white), you’re worried about the WRONG THINGS.”
If you would like to donate to Floyd’s funeral and burial costs, his family has set up a GoFundMe page.