Jay-Z has joined the chorus of celebrities calling for justice for George Floyd.
The Roc Nation rapper and activist has personally advocated that justice be served “to the fullest extent of the law” and has asked Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison to “do the right thing and prosecute all those responsible for the murder of George Floyd.” Hov posted a statement online and spoke directly with Minnesota Governor Tim Walz.
He acknowledged the conversation in the message posted to the Reform Alliance social media accounts. “Earlier today, Governor Walz mentioned having a human conversation with me — a dad and a black man in pain. YES, I am human, a father and a black man in pain, and I am not the only one.” At a press briefing, Governor Walz said “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.”