Music mogul JAY-Z and Roc Nation are speaking out. The powerhouses have come forward to remember the life of black man George Floyd with a powerful speech by Civil Rights icon Martin Luther King Jr. #BlackOutTuesday
Hov x King
This week, the Roc Nation Instagram page posted powerful words from an MLK Jr. speech on behalf of Jay-Z and others which was dedicated to Floyd. The speech focused on the strength and value in standing up for something righteous rather than staying silent.
YG x FTP
This week, rap star YG delivered some huge news. The hip-hop veteran revealed plans to soon release his new “F*ck The Police” record to the masses.
Wait, There’s More
This past weekend, JAY-Z and his wife Beyoncé relied on the power of social media to speak out on black man George Floyd’s death. Young Hov discussed the Minnesota governor taking serious action to have the cops prosecuted while Bey released a personal video message.
“If you want to demand more charges brought on all those involved in the death of George Floyd, click the link in my bio to sign the petition.” -Beyoncé’s Instagram
Before You Go
Sunday night, Minnesota Governor Tim Walz revealed JAY personally reached out to him. Walz referred to the music entertainer as more than a musician.
“I received a call last night – to understand how big this was – from Jay-Z. Not international performer but dad stressing to me that justice needs to be served. … It was so incredibly human… It was a dad, and I think quite honestly a black man whose visceral pain of this that he knew. His words summarized that justice needs to be served here. … [Jay-Z] said he feels the compassion and the humanity of these folks who are speaking. He knows the world is watching, and how Minnesota handles this is going to have an impact across the country. It’s a positive sign that someone of a stature, that has a presence like that, is focused in the moment of what Minnesotans are focused on.” (CBS Minnesota)