Nicki Minaj has emerged from her social media hiatus to join the countless list of celebrities who are speaking out in the wake of the senseless killing of George Floyd. The “Megatron” rapper shared her statement on Instagram and urged her followers to use their voices and sign petitions.
“When 4 black THUGS commit a crime, if 1 person commits murder, they ALL get charged & CONVICTED,” she captioned the post. “When white THUGS/COPS KILL innocent black people, ALL 4 of them are responsible‼️‼️‼️ They all watched an unarmed man die and did nothing‼️ Why do they have different rules?????”
She continued, “Let your voice be heard. Be angry. White people have been using violence against us since the beginning of time. We didn’t invent violence & looting. Will these officers actually get convicted? Probably not. Let your voice be heard. Call & TEXT to be a part of these petitions. May Mr. Floyd Rest In Peace.”
The Queen MC shared a list of names of black men and women who have died unjustly, some by police officers. She also shared the number for people to call to demand that all of the officers be arrested and charged for Floyd’s death.
JAY-Z has spoken with Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz and has released a statement about his commitment to justice.
“After our very earnest conversation, thank you to Governor Walz for doing what’s right and calling in Attorney General Keith Ellison to take over the George Floyd case,” the 4:44 rapper wrote. “Earlier today, Governor Walz mentioned having a human conversation with me — a dad and a black man in pain. Yes, I am human, a father and a black man in pain and I am not the only one.”
“Now I, along with an entire country in pain, call upon AG Ellison to do the right thing and prosecute all those responsible for the murder of George Floyd to the fullest extent of the law,” he continued. “This is just a first step. I am more determined to fight for justice than any fight my would-be oppressors may have.”
“I prevail on every politician, prosecutor and officer in the country to have the courage to do what is right,” Hov concluded. “Have the courage to look at us as humans, dads, brothers, sisters and mothers in pain and look at yourselves.”
Check out Nicki Minaj’s post below.