On Friday (May 29) night, Rihanna spoke out on the deaths of a number of African People, focusing totally on the killing of unarmed Minneapolis resident George Floyd by a police officer who kneeled on his neck for greater than eight minutes regardless of protests from Floyd that he could not breathe.
“For the previous few days, the magnitude of devastation, anger, disappointment I’ve felt has been overwhelming to say the least! Watching my folks get murdered and lynched day after day pushed me to a heavy place in my coronary heart! To the purpose of staying away from socials, simply to keep away from listening to the blood curdling agony in George Floyd’s voice once more, begging time and again for his life!!! The look of enticement, the pure pleasure and climax on the face of this bigot, assassin, thug, pig, bum, Derek Chauvin, haunts me!! I can’t shake this! I can’t recover from an ambulance pulling as much as an arrest, a paramedic checking a pulse with out eradicating the very factor that’s hindering it! Is that this that fucking regular??? If intentional MURDER is the match consequence for “medication” or “resisting arrest”….then what’s the match consequence for MURDER???! #GeorgeFloyd #AhmaudArbery #BreonnaTaylor”
Rihanna is one among many artists to voice frustration within the midst of a pandemic that has additionally seen a rash of controversial police killings of civilians.