Nicki Minaj Expresses Outrage Over George Floyd’s Death
Written by B87FM on June 1, 2020
Nicki Minaj is breaking her silence.
As protests proceed following the loss of life of George Floyd, the rap queen returned to social media on Monday to deal with his homicide. Chatting with her 115 million Instagram followers, Minaj posted a photograph of an indication with the names of unarmed black women and men who’ve been killed by the hands of police.
She additionally expressed her outrage over the Minneapolis law enforcement officials who have been concerned within the incident. All 4 have been fired, however just one, Derek Chauvin, was arrested and charged with third-degree homicide and manslaughter.
“When four black THUGS commit a criminal offense, if 1 particular person commits homicide, they ALL get charged & CONVICTED,” she wrote. “When white THUGS/COPS KILL harmless black individuals, ALL four of them are accountable‼️‼️‼️ All of them watched an unarmed man die and did nothing‼️ Why have they got totally different guidelines?????”
She urged her followers to talk out and demand motion. “Let your voice be heard. Be offended. White individuals have been utilizing violence towards us because the starting of time. We didn’t invent violence & looting,” added Nicki, who was uncertain that justice could be served. “Will these officers really get convicted? In all probability not.”
She additionally steered methods for her followers to get entangled with the protest by signing petitions and texting FLOYD to 55156. “Let your voice be heard. Name & TEXT to be part of these petitions. Might Mr. Floyd Relaxation In Peace,” she added.
Minaj is the most recent rapper to make use of her platform to talk out. JAY-Z has referred to as upon Minnesota Governor Tim Walz to demand justice for Floyd, whereas Beyoncé and Rihanna have shared messages within the wake of the tragedy. Artists together with J. Cole, Ariana Grande, and Jhené Aiko have additionally joined protests throughout the nation.