Travis Scott has added himself to the growing list of celebrities and hip hop artists that are speaking out against the senseless and tragic killing of George Floyd. On Sunday (May 31), the “Sicko Mode” rapper called for immediate police policy reform in a statement released on Instagram.
“As I pace around thinking, trying to find something to ease the pain, there are almost no words that I can think of to properly express, or I can use to suppress, this enraged feeling of us continuously losing our brothers and sisters to brutality at the hands of officers, or anyone with misguided intentions for our well-being,” Scott wrote.
“The rage that we are feeling is from direct personal experience and the constant pain of wanting our voices to be heard. To be seen as equal and human, too,” he continued. “We have to change and reform police policy in our U.S. cities, and there needs to be accountability immediately! Especially when officers abuse power to the point where it callously takes a life.”
Scott also offered his condolences to Floyd’s family and revealed that he and his “team” are working to address police brutality issues on a “long-term basis.”
“My heart goes out to George Floyd’s family and everyone who’s suffered loss based on this type of senseless injustice and brutality,” he wrote. “Me and the team are gonna do everything possible to make sure these issues are addressed on a long-term basis. Thank u Bun for picking me up this morning and helping me figure out ways I can really help move this forward. Love. See you all soon!”
So far, Scott hasn’t detailed his plans to further fight this injustice, but fans can stay tuned for more word from the mega-star on his Instagram account. See his full statement below.