Jay-Z & Minnesota Governor Share “Human Conversation” Regarding George Floyd
Beyoncé’s hubby is doing his part to show his support that black lives matter.
Jay-Z’s criminal justice reform advocacy group REFORM Alliance’s Twitter page posted a statement revealing he had an “earnest conversation” with Minnesota Governor, Tim Walz. The conversation happened after the announcement that the state’s attorney general would take the lead on any charges made against the officers who were actively involved in George Floyd’s tragic passing.
— REFORM Alliance (@REFORM) June 1, 2020
Gov. Tim Walz gets call from Jay-Z. “Not international performer, but dad,” said Walz. He stressed to Walz the need for justice. pic.twitter.com/8fjGSm0IRa
— Timothy Blotz (@TimBlotzFOX9) May 31, 2020
Jay-Z voiced that he had a “human conversation” as “a dad and a black man in pain.” He thanked Governor Walz “for doing what’s right and calling in the Attorney General Keith Ellison to take over the George Floyd case.” He conveys a strong message: “I am more determined to fight for justice than any fight my would-be oppressors may have.”
The award-winning rapper ties up his statement hitting home once again, “I prevail on every politician, prosecutor and officer in the country to have the courage to do what is right,” followed by “Have the courage to look at us as humans, dads, brothers, sisters and mothers in pain and look at yourselves.”
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Jay-Z is calling out politicians, prosecutors and officers in the country “to have the courage to do what is right” following the death of George Floyd. The rapper also revealed that he had a “human conversation” as “a dad and a black man in pain” with the Governor of Minnesota. Read his full statement at the link in bio. (Photo:@gettyentertainment)
Walz divulged his feelings of the topic expressing, “It was so incredibly human. … It was a dad, and I think quite honestly a black man whose visceral pain of this that he knew. His words summarized that justice needs to be served here.“
Indulging further in the powerful and moving conversation can be done via Hollywood Reporter here.