Grammy-winning rapper Kanye West is the latest hip-hop artist to step forward and actively promote peaceful protest amid multiple unarmed black people being killed by police.
Mr. West made his return to Twitter in almost a month to speak out this week.
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Rap veteran Nas publicly showed his support and involvement last week.
— Nasir Jones (@Nas) December 14, 2014
Music mogul Russell Simmons also talked about the protests on social media.
— Russell Simmons (@UncleRUSH) December 13, 2014
Rap star Kendrick Lamar recently connected his powerful self-loving “i” song to the need for change in the United States.
“It’s something that I’ve been around since the beginning of time. I remember coming up in the city of Compton and [seeing] these same types of ordeals. So when I make a record like “i”, this is not just about me. It’s about what’s going on in real life, actual [facts].” (MTV)
Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant has stood behind joining a growing movement of athletes raising awareness by donning an “I Can’t Breathe” shirt last week prior to a televised basketball game.
“I think it’s us supporting that movement and supporting each other as well as athletes,” Bryant said after the game. “I think the beauty of our country lies in its democracy. I think if we ever lose the courage to be able to speak up for the things that we believe in, I think we really lose the value that our country stands for.” (ESPN)