Jay-Z, like so many other musicians around the U.S. and the rest of the world, has expressed outrage at the brutal arrest of Floyd by Minneapolis police, which resulted in his death.
In a statement released Sunday night, Jay-Z is urging Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison to “do the right thing and prosecute all those responsible for the murder of George Floyd to fullest extent of the law.”
“After our very earnest conversation, thank you to Governor Walz for doing what’s right and calling in Attorney General Keith Ellison to take over the George Floyd case,” he said. “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.”
Justice for Floyd is “just a first step” for healing the country, explains Jay-Z. “I am more determined to fight for justice than any fight my would-be oppressors may have.”
The other three officers involved in Floyd’s arrest are also under investigation and could faces charges.