Nick Cannon calls for justice in America.
On Saturday (May 30), the 39-year-old shared photos of himself on the frontlines at the George Floyd protests in Minneapolis. Last week, Floyd, an unarmed black man, lost his life due to police brutality. Following the release of the viral video, ex-officer Derek Chauvin was arrested and charged with third-degree murder and manslaughter.
In addition to marching in a “I Can’t Breathe” shirt, Cannon also shared a powerful message about the problems in today’s society. “Our voices have been quarantined,” he wrote. “Jamestown choked me, sold me, shackles hold me tightly, by my neck and I can’t breathe. Again. 2020 ain’t no f—king vision , on your Tell-Lie-Vision, of why I’m living as a prejudged villain!”
He continued, “I just got diagnosed and received a degree in criminology, but f—k your education. I don’t want to learn s—t from a nation that’s racist. Definition of policing. Overseeing property, I can’t understand how the white man never understood how to handle the Hue man properly. The honorable Elijah Muhammad and the Noble Drew Ali spoke constantly, consciously and cautiously about this ungodly prophecy and you still worried about your profits see!”
Wrapping up his powerful message, he wrote, “I ain’t scared of no f—king virus, this mask is for a riot. I can’t breathe, and the media is telling me to keep quiet. Suffocating me into silence! The devil’s greatest trick, convincing the world that we were the ones who were violent. Naw they the ones deficient, insufficient comprehension of their barbaric existence. Y’all worried about this pandemic when our grandparents are still trying to recover from when you gave them Syphilis! Because in our blood, we are scared of the white cells. Attacking our immunity. The system. Defective. Infected.”
Like Cannon, J. Cole also hit the streets of North Carolina to join protesters in the fight for justice. In addition to protests, celebrities have also used their platform to share words of encouragement to fans in times of uncertainty.
Take a look at Nick Cannon’s empowering post below.