Cardi B, Ice Cube and more speak out after George Floyd’s murder

The hip hop community has rallied to demand justice for Floyd’s death.

Over the past few days, a number of rappers including Cardi B, Chance the Rapper, Run the Jewels’ Killer Mike and more have taken to social media to demand justice for the murder of George Floyd.

Floyd’s death sparked international outrage earlier this week after a video of a police officer pinning the 46-year-old black man down emerged online. In the clip, the officer held Floyd to the ground by kneeling on his neck despite the latter telling him he couldn’t breathe. Floyd was brought to Minnesota’s Hennepin County Medical Center where he was later pronounced dead, according to CBS News. The officer in question, along with three of his colleagues involved, has since been fired.

Following the incident, the hip hop community rallied to speak against police brutality on black Americans. “Enough is enough!” Cardi B wrote on Instagram. “What will it take ? A civil war ? A new president? Violent riots ? It’s tired ! I’m tired ! The country is tired ! You don’t put fear in people when you do this you just show how coward[ly] YOU ARE !”

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Chance the Rapper and Ice Cube also weighed in, with the former demanding the authorities to “stop sending large groups of militarized police into [black] neighborhoods exclusively.” Meanwhile, Machine Gun Kelly said he was “ashamed [that] someone who looks like me could treat another human like this, but they been doing it since the beginning of time.”

Run the Jewels’ Killer Mike also penned an op-ed for Colorlines, in which he urged the “normaliz[ation of] gun ownership” in black communities. “My message to Black people across the country is the same today as it was a year ago: the only person you can count on to protect yourself and your family is you,” he wrote.

Other rappers including Snoop Dogg, Megan Thee Stallion, 50 Cent, 2 Chainz and more have also come forward to stand in solidarity with Floyd.

See their posts below.

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👊🏿🙏🏽🌹 no justice just us🚔

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Rest in power 🙏🏽

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