(AllHipHop News) This week a grand jury decided not to indict any officers or Waller County employees in the death of Sandra Bland, the Texas woman found dead in a jail cell days after being arrested for allegedly failing to use her turn signal. Authorities claimed Bland hung herself with a plastic bag, but many activists believe foul play was involved in her death. Rap superstar Nicki Minaj seems to agree that Bland was murdered.
The “Truffle Butter” rhymer posted a picture of Bland to her Instagram page. The caption for the photo read, “This woman didn’t kill herself. Smh.” The IG post currently has over 250,000 likes.
Nicki has been vocal about social and political issues in recent years. In a recent interview with Billboard, she spoke about U.S. drug policies targeting people of color, saying “What it has become is not a war on drugs. It has become slavery. Or something crazier.”
While Nicki acknowledged celebrities’ hesitancy to speak about topics such as police brutality in America, the Queens representative did share her own thoughts about the matter. Last December, she suggested Black lives are not always valued by the ones hired to protect them.
“It’s gotten to the point where people feel like there’s no accountability,” said Nicki. “If you are law enforcement and you do something to a Black person, you can get away with it.”