Ice Cube Cites George Floyd Killing As Reason He Canceled 'GMA' Appearance
Written by Huffingtonpost on May 28, 2020
Ice Dice mentioned on Thursday that he determined to cancel a scheduled look on “Good Morning America” because of the killing of George Floyd, a Black man who died on Monday after a white Minneapolis police officer kneeled on his neck whereas he was handcuffed and saying he couldn’t breathe.
“I apologize to everybody anticipating to see me on Good Morning America as we speak, however after the occasions in Minnesota with George Floyd I’m in no temper to inform America, good morning,” the rapper/actor/movie producer tweeted.
Ice Dice, whose actual identify is O’Shea Jackson, stars alongside Tracee Ellis Ross, Dakota Johnson and Kelvin Harrison Jr. within the new film “The Excessive Observe,” which shall be obtainable to stream on Friday.
In a follow-up tweet on Thursday, Ice Dice responded to a Twitter person who steered that he may’ve used the “Good Morning America” platform to “deliver extra consciousness” and to “make an announcement” on Floyd’s demise.
Ice Dice, a former member of N.W.A — a rap group whose music notably protested police brutality and racial profiling within the late 1980s and early ’90s — rejected the notion that he wanted to make an announcement on that particular platform. Black folks internationally proceed to cope with the trauma of witnessing police killings of different Black folks.
“I’m finished speaking,” he mentioned. “These folks know proper from flawed and so they clearly don’t care. So what we speaking about?”
Floyd, 46, was unarmed and handcuffed when he was filmed in a viral video repeatedly pleading with 4 officers arresting him over a reported “forgery in progress” that he couldn’t breathe. A kind of officers — recognized as Derek Chauvin — continued to kneel on his neck.
All 4 officers had been fired. Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey referred to as on the Hennepin County lawyer’s workplace to arrest and criminally cost Chauvin throughout a press convention on Wednesday.
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