New York rapper Nas is keeping George Floyd‘s memory alive. The hip-hop veteran has come forward to remember his life and to share some wise words from the late Texas man.
Nas x George
This week, Nasty Nas hit up Instagram with a throwback George Floyd clip to remember him. The footage features George talking about the importance of youth ending gun violence.
“Real Spill. Words of Wisdom from George Floyd. Rest In Power. JUSTICE FOR GEORGE FLOYD” -Nas’ Instagram
The World Reacts
Once footage of Floyd losing his life to a Minnesota cop went viral, social media erupted with celebrity reactions. It was not only Nas who took the time to remember George Floyd. Everyone from NBA superstar LeBron James to music icon Diddy stepped up to express their anger in the situation.
“💔” -Diddy’s Instagram
“Its 2020 don’t even bring up a protest!!!!!! Now they killing us on camera it’s no excuses left!” -Meek Mill’s Instagram
Wait, There’s More
According to reports, an FBI investigation is currently underway following Monday night’s horrific incident. The Minnesota officer had his knee on black man George Floyd’s neck for over 5 minutes.
In a statement early Tuesday, police said the man had a medical incident during an attempted arrest. However, video of the encounter shows an officer with his knee on the man’s neck for at least seven minutes. Before the man loses consciousness, he repeatedly tells officers that he can’t breathe. Leaders in Minnesota are calling for the officers involved to be held accountable. Rep. Ilhan Omar, who represents Minneapolis, called for the Department of Justice to investigate immediately. (CBS Local)
Before You Go
The death immediately sparked reactions from local government. The Minneapolis mayor even spoke out on what went down.
“Being black in America should not be a death sentence,” Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey (D) said during a news conference Tuesday. “For five minutes, we watched as a white officer pressed his knee to the neck of a black man. For five minutes. When you hear someone calling for help, you are supposed to help. This officer failed in the most basic human sense.” (Washington Post)