Beyonce Urges Fans To Stay Focused During
(AllHipHop News) Beyonce is urging her fans to remain "aligned and focused" in the fight against racial inequality as Black Lives Matter protests hit global landmarks.
In a post shared on Instagram on Thursday, the "Halo" hitmaker encouraged her followers to continue the call for "real justice" and stand up to be counted in the aftermath of the death of George Floyd, which sparked the anti-racism demonstrations.
"The world came together for George Floyd," she wrote alongside an image of protesters in Minnesota, where Floyd was killed by a white police officer. "We know there is a long road ahead. Let's remain aligned and focused in our call for real justice."
The star's comments came hours after three Minneapolis cops were charged with aiding and abetting second degree murder and manslaughter for watching Floyd die. The officer who caused Floyd's death, by kneeling on his neck for almost nine minutes, is now facing a second degree murder charge.
Beyonce also took to the photo sharing site last week (ends29May20) to express her anguish and frustration over Floyd's death, stating, "We all witnessed his murder in broad daylight. We're broken and we're disgusted. We cannot normalize this pain.
"I'm not only speaking to people of color. If you're white, black, brown, or anything in-between, I'm sure you feel hopeless about the racism going on in America right now."
The singer's husband, Jay-Z, has also called for justice after speaking with Minnesota Governor Tim Walz on Saturday night.
The rapper took to his company Roc Nation's Twitter account and called himself a "human, a father and a black man in pain", adding, "I prevail on every politician, prosecutor and officer in the country to have the courage to do what is right. Have the courage to look at us as humans, dads, brothers, sisters and mothers in pain and look at yourselves."
His conversation with Walz helped prompt the arrest of the three police officers who stood and watched as Derek Chauvin kneeled on Floyd's neck, rendering him unconscious. Floyd was pronounced dead at a nearby hospital.