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.”
— 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
— 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
A video posted by badgalriri (@badgalriri) on
— 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
— KATY PERRY (@katyperry) July 6, 2016
Comedian Rickey Smiley
— Rickey Smiley (@RickeySmiley) July 7, 2016
Comedian DL Hughley
— DL Hughley (@RealDLHughley) July 6, 2016
— ABC News (@ABC) July 7, 2016
This is quite fitting.
— King Jae (@llcooljae13) July 7, 2016
Image from USA Today.
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