Posted by , Jul 8, 2016 at 11:09am
Hip-hop artists and celebrities alike have responded on social media to the murder of five Dallas cops during a recent protest.

Last night, as you might already know, a protest went down in support of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile, two black men recently slayed by white police officers, each in unjustified circumstances. The protest began in Downtown Dallas, and by 8 PM, it was well underway. By 9 PM, shots reportedly rang out, dispersing a large crowd people as seen in video footage taken at the scene.

Five police officers ended up dead once the protest turned violent, and twelve others were injured, while the crowd of protesters began to flee the scene. Not only were law enforcement officials injured, but two civilians ended up caught in the gunfire as well.

Authorities revealed that three suspects were in custody regarding the shooting, and one suspect is dead. The suspect who died in a stand-off with the Dallas cops reportedly told them that he wanted to kill white people, "especially police officers," as CNN reports. Dallas Police Chief David Brown has since said this suspect acted alone. The suspect was killed by a bomb detonated by police officers-- Brown said, "We saw no other option but to use our bomb robot and place a device on its extension for it to detonate where the suspect was. Other options would have exposed our officers to grave danger. The suspect is deceased as a result of detonating the bomb."

In light of all these recent (and extremely saddening) events, celebrities have reacted and responded on various social media. Take a look at a round-up of their responses below, which we'll update continuously through out the day as more react. Some, of course, have responded by way of new music-- Jay Z dropped "Spiritual," Miguel dropped "How Many," Chris Brown dropped "My Friend," among many others.

Chris Brown

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The Game

Operation H.U.N.T Meet NOW at Joe's auto park parking 1221 west 3rd street Los Angeles California 90017 Calling: ALL AFRICAN AMERICAN MEN, MEXICAN AMERICAN MEN & any other RACE of REAL MEN with heart to stand with us today & walk peacefully to the LAPD headquarters. [LEAVE ALL WOMEN & CHILDREN AT HOME... THIS IS OUR MISSION FOR THEM] Do not: bring any weapons or anything illegal. Do not come high or belligerent.. We don't need any HOT HEADS or anyone there for the wrong reasons... We will stand as we are, UNIFIED. I'm calling ALL GANGS, ALL RACES, ALL GROWN MEN affiliated or not & WE WILL STAND UNIFIED tomorrow !!!! Our numbers are all the weapons we need !!! We do not need to be dumb, retarded or uncivilized today... ALL WE NEED IS EACH OTHER... I will not lead any of you into a trap !!!!! Objective: to make the Californian government & it's law branches aware that from today forward, we will be UNIFIED as minorities & we will no longer allow them to hunt us or be hunted by us !!! Let's erase the fear of one another on both sides & start something new here in the city of Los Angeles, a city we all love & share ! There are many things that have to be done to rectify this situation that has plagued us for hundreds of years & UNIFICATION is the 1st step !!! Again, I'm asking for ALL of my AFRICAN AMERICAN, MEXICAN AMERICAN & any other AMERICAN who has the heart to STAND WITH US to meet us at the above address & take the 1st step into altering our future for our children & our FAMILIES....I LOVE EVERY ONE OF YOU & WE OWE IT TO OURSELVES & OUR FAMILIES TO BE MEN & TAKE A STAND MY BROTHERS.. THE TIME IS NOW - The Game 📸 @derekdidit

A photo posted by The Game (@losangelesconfidential) on

Kevin Hart

This shit is so Sad.... #WeHaveToDoBetter #GodPleaseHelpUs

A video posted by Kevin Hart (@kevinhart4real) on

John Legend

Fetty Wap

Juelz Santana

If It don't Apply Let It FLY... Let's Amit Shit Has To Change All ArounD The Board 💯✔️

A video posted by thejuelzsantana (@thejuelzsantana) on

French Montana

Curren$y

Black Milk

Lupe Fiasco

Talib Kweli

SZA

Celebrities React & Respond To The Murder Of Five Dallas Police Officers

Hip-hop artists and celebrities alike have responded on social media to the murder of five Dallas cops during a recent protest.


Last night, as you might already know, a protest went down in support of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile, two black men recently slayed by white police officers, each in unjustified circumstances. The protest began in Downtown Dallas, and by 8 PM, it was well underway. By 9 PM, shots reportedly rang out, dispersing a large crowd people as seen in video footage taken at the scene.

Five police officers ended up dead once the protest turned violent, and twelve others were injured, while the crowd of protesters began to flee the scene. Not only were law enforcement officials injured, but two civilians ended up caught in the gunfire as well.

Authorities revealed that three suspects were in custody regarding the shooting, and one suspect is dead. The suspect who died in a stand-off with the Dallas cops reportedly told them that he wanted to kill white people, "especially police officers," as CNN reports. Dallas Police Chief David Brown has since said this suspect acted alone. The suspect was killed by a bomb detonated by police officers-- Brown said, "We saw no other option but to use our bomb robot and place a device on its extension for it to detonate where the suspect was. Other options would have exposed our officers to grave danger. The suspect is deceased as a result of detonating the bomb."

In light of all these recent (and extremely saddening) events, celebrities have reacted and responded on various social media. Take a look at a round-up of their responses below, which we'll update continuously through out the day as more react. Some, of course, have responded by way of new music-- Jay Z dropped "Spiritual," Miguel dropped "How Many," Chris Brown dropped "My Friend," among many others.

Chris Brown

A video posted by 1 (@chrisbrownofficial) on

The Game

Operation H.U.N.T Meet NOW at Joe's auto park parking 1221 west 3rd street Los Angeles California 90017 Calling: ALL AFRICAN AMERICAN MEN, MEXICAN AMERICAN MEN & any other RACE of REAL MEN with heart to stand with us today & walk peacefully to the LAPD headquarters. [LEAVE ALL WOMEN & CHILDREN AT HOME... THIS IS OUR MISSION FOR THEM] Do not: bring any weapons or anything illegal. Do not come high or belligerent.. We don't need any HOT HEADS or anyone there for the wrong reasons... We will stand as we are, UNIFIED. I'm calling ALL GANGS, ALL RACES, ALL GROWN MEN affiliated or not & WE WILL STAND UNIFIED tomorrow !!!! Our numbers are all the weapons we need !!! We do not need to be dumb, retarded or uncivilized today... ALL WE NEED IS EACH OTHER... I will not lead any of you into a trap !!!!! Objective: to make the Californian government & it's law branches aware that from today forward, we will be UNIFIED as minorities & we will no longer allow them to hunt us or be hunted by us !!! Let's erase the fear of one another on both sides & start something new here in the city of Los Angeles, a city we all love & share ! There are many things that have to be done to rectify this situation that has plagued us for hundreds of years & UNIFICATION is the 1st step !!! Again, I'm asking for ALL of my AFRICAN AMERICAN, MEXICAN AMERICAN & any other AMERICAN who has the heart to STAND WITH US to meet us at the above address & take the 1st step into altering our future for our children & our FAMILIES....I LOVE EVERY ONE OF YOU & WE OWE IT TO OURSELVES & OUR FAMILIES TO BE MEN & TAKE A STAND MY BROTHERS.. THE TIME IS NOW - The Game 📸 @derekdidit

A photo posted by The Game (@losangelesconfidential) on

Kevin Hart

This shit is so Sad.... #WeHaveToDoBetter #GodPleaseHelpUs

A video posted by Kevin Hart (@kevinhart4real) on

John Legend

Fetty Wap

Juelz Santana

If It don't Apply Let It FLY... Let's Amit Shit Has To Change All ArounD The Board 💯✔️

A video posted by thejuelzsantana (@thejuelzsantana) on

French Montana

Curren$y

Black Milk

Lupe Fiasco

Talib Kweli

SZA

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