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  /  06.05.2020


Tributes flooded social media on Friday (June 5) for what would have been Breonna Taylor’s 27th birthday. The award-winning EMT was tragically killed in her home by Louisville police officers back in March.

One of these touching tributes came from The Game, who revealed he’d once met Taylor and shared a photo of the both of them.

“Today you would be 27 years old. Today you would be celebrating your beautiful life,” he wrote. “Instead today we are in still in deep mourning because your life was taken from you prematurely at the hands of the Louisville Metro Police Department & 3 of its incompetent officers who entered your home with malicious intent serving a ‘no knock warrant’ when the people the police were looking for were already in custody.”

“Officers opened fire & shot you 8 times, killing you in cold blood because your car was suspected to be parked outside of a home they were investigating,” his post continued. “A beautiful soul, taken from her family & friends due to negligent police work & a killer squad of officers in Louisville who simply had the wrong house.”

The Los Angeles native also reflected on meeting Taylor when she asked for a picture.

“This is a picture of me & you to remind people of just how big your smile was & though our interaction was brief, I can attest to the amazing energy you exuded & how genuinely happy you were to meet me this night. ‘Jayceon, you said to get my attention’…. as that always does,’” he wrote. “I turned around & you asked for a picture & after you said ‘Thank you so much, we have the same last name & tell little Cali I said hi.’ I appreciate you & I am the one thankful for the picture with such a beautiful soul. Your life was taken but your name will never be forgotten…… ‘BREONNA TAYLOR.’”

The Game’s tribute is one of many, as “Happy Birthday Queen” trended on Twitter amidst shoutouts and photos of the late 26-year-old. According to The Louisville Courier Journal, police had used a No Knock Search Warrant to enter Taylor’s home after allegedly suspecting that her house had received packages from two men they were investigating for drugs. However, no drugs were found at Taylor’s home and the main suspect in the investigation had already been located earlier that day. The officers involved in her death have still not been arrested.

See The Game’s post — and others — below.



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