Musicians & celebrities join protests for George Floyd’s death
By tsell on June 1, 2020
Nick Cannon, Ariana Grande, and other celebrities join protests expressing their frustration and support
By Trent Sell
As the protests and outrage ignite across the country since the death of George Floyd, musicians and celebrities are using their platforms to speak out for the injustice against Floyd. While many have taken to social media to express their frustration, pain, and support, others are joining the protests in their communities.
Nick Cannon protests in Minneapolis
Actor, rapper, and comedian Nick Cannon joined the protests in Minneapolis. Nick expressed why he felt compelled to join the protest in Minneapolis, “I needed to see the people in that community — how much love they had for their community and their people and how much pain this has caused,” he told Variety. “We feel the pain go across the world — the anger and the hurt. Those visuals will never be removed from our minds.”
He posted a number of compelling black and white photos to his Instagram. He stood alongside protestors holding a picture of George Floyd captioned “Justice for Floyd.”
Rapper, Machine Gun Kelly, holds a sign with a crowd of protestors saying “Silence Is Betrayal.”
Signer-songwriter Hasley took to social media to share her experience during the Saturday protests in LA. In a series of photos, she posted, displaying a scene of peaceful protesting when police officers opened fire with rubber balls into the crowd. She was hit twice.
She wrote in a tweet, “I dont know how to articulate the horrors of today. NG + officers firing rounds into kneeling crowds. We dont have enough medics on the ground on our side. I was treating injuries I am not qualified to. So much blood spilled. If you have med training pls go + standby outskirts.”
Musicians Arian Grande, Tinesha, and Yungblud also took to the streets of LA to make their voices heard over police brutality and the death of Floyd. Ariana made it a point to show pictures of the peaceful protesting she was witnessing and tweeted out this caption.
“hours and miles of peaceful protesting yesterday that got little to no coverage. All throughout beverly hills and west hollywood we chanted, people beeped and cheered along. We were passionate, we were loud, we were loving. Cover this too please.”
J-Cole returned to his home-town of Fayetteville, NC to join his fellow community members in peaceful protesting. He posted to his social media as well as being seen by local news WRAL.