Many of the stars from the music industry are putting their foot down on the latest, senseless life lost to the hands of police in that of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile. Chris Brown went as far as writing and releasing a song to highlight the injustice and struggles. Beyonce released a message on her website tagging Congressmen, which forced contactingthecongress.org to crash. Obama has made multiple statements as well. Kanye West went a direct and simple route tweeting the very graphic video of the shooting. Rihanna tweeted video of an angry mother’s response to the violence.
Here are some snippets and below are the full statements:
Drake: “This is real and I’m concerned. I’m concerned for the safety of my family, my friends and any human being that could fall victim to this pattern.”
Beyonce: “We don’t need sympathy, we need everyone to respect our lives.”
Justin Timberlake: “This IS systemic. We MUST DO BETTER.”
The Queen has spoken. Here’s @Beyonce on #philandrocastile, #AltonSterling and the true value of black lives: pic.twitter.com/7aCJvNqu14
— Jamilah King (@jamilahking) July 7, 2016
2Chainz said he would be calling the Mayor directly and discussing action:
.2chainz speaks out on the murders of Alton Sterling & Philando Castile pic.twitter.com/s7iGUB6sRM
— DurttyBoyz : IG (@TheDurttyBoyz) July 7, 2016
A photo posted by champagnepapi (@champagnepapi) on
This IS systemic. We MUST DO BETTER. My heart goes out to the families of #AltonSterling and #PhilandoCastile May they both Rest In Peace.
— Justin Timberlake (@jtimberlake) July 7, 2016
This song I released for free for anybody dealing with injustice or struggle in their lives. https://t.co/Tvgltmenhm
— Chris Brown (@chrisbrown) July 7, 2016
Alton Sterling https://t.co/60yQnwT2T4
— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) July 7, 2016
RIP Alton Sterling 😢 #howmanymore
A video posted by badgalriri (@badgalriri) on
#FalconHeightsShooting & #altonsterling respective for a busted TAILlight & CDs?! Should call for the POTUS to issue GOVT for POLICE REFORM
— Chuck D (@MrChuckD) July 7, 2016
RIP #AltonSterling too disturbing to accept. Taking life away like it’s not something we all equally deserve! God protect us all!
— Big Sean (@BigSean) July 7, 2016
#AltonSterling being shot while straddled by two cops is beyond disturbing & sad. Sending prayers of ❤️ & strength to his family & friends.
— Olivia Munn (@oliviamunn) July 6, 2016
You can’t just go on with your day, you must watch this & we must face this continual outrageousness #ALTONSTERLING https://t.co/NqW3aVSZ1j
— KATY PERRY (@katyperry) July 6, 2016
My heart is broken for the Sterling and Castile families. I don’t know our country anymore. #AltonSterling #PhilandoCastile— Sheryl Crow (@SherylCrow) July 7, 2016
Comedian Rickey Smiley
Stay woke y’all! #AltonSterling pic.twitter.com/iFkR5fdLzn
— Rickey Smiley (@RickeySmiley) July 7, 2016
Comedian DL Hughley
“What galls me is when people say #rip #AltonSterling..the last thing he heard or felt wasn’t peace”@DLHughleyRadio pic.twitter.com/4SanjcFKhV
— DL Hughley (@RealDLHughley) July 6, 2016
Pres. Obama: “All Americans should be deeply troubled by the fatal shootings of #AltonSterling…& #PhilandoCastile” pic.twitter.com/NYnlN0b1e9
— ABC News (@ABC) July 7, 2016
This is quite fitting.
Fresh Prince is still accurate 20 years later.. #AltonSterling #Philandro pic.twitter.com/XQywhl9Lx2
— King Jae (@llcooljae13) July 7, 2016
Image from USA Today.
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