Rapsody, Common, Willow Smith, Jada Pinkett-Smith and more joined a Kentucky rally to demand justice for Breonna Taylor, a Black woman who was fatally shot by Louisville police who entered her home under a no-knock warrant. The rally, which was organized by Until freedom and Taylor’s family, took place Thursday (June 25) at the State Capitol Building in Frankfurt.
The “Come Close” singer took to Instagram to share video of a poem that he wrote and dedicated to Taylor and Black women around the world. He captioned the video reminding his fans that it’s been over three months since Taylor was killed and no one has been arrested or charged for her death.
“Justice For Breonna Taylor Rally,” he wrote. “We flew out to #Kentucky earlier today to demand justice for Breonna Taylor at a special rally that was organized by @UntilFreedom and Breonna’s Family. It has now been more than THREE months since she was murdered by police in her own home and still no justice. We must continue to speak out and speak up. For the rally, I wrote a poem dedicated to Breonna and Black Women everywhere. We Love you Breonna.”
Rapsody also took the mic to give a speech to the large crowd. “Ain’t nothing been done, so it’s up to us to make sure they do their job and we get justice for Breonna Taylor,” she said. “I know that Breonna Taylor was somebody’s daughter. I know that Breonna Taylor was somebody’s sister.”
Last week, Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron asked the public to be patient as his office conducts a “thorough and fair” investigation into the three police officers —Jonathan Mattingly, Brett Hankison and Myles Cosgrove — involved in Taylor’s death.
“Our office is undertaking a thorough and fair investigation,” he said. “We are working around the clock to follow the law to the truth. Everyone involved in this case deserves nothing less.” Hankison was recently fired for his involvement in the shooting after “blindly” firing ten rounds of shots into Taylor’s apartment and displaying an “extreme indifference” to her and other residents’ lives.
Check out Common’s poem from the rally below.