See how rappers are responding to the news of Derek Chauvin's upgraded charge, as well as the charges for the three other officers involved in George Floyd's death, Tou Thao, J.A. Kueng and Thomas Lane.
This afternoon, prosecutors announced that Derek Chauvin, the man directly responsible for the heinous act against George Floyd, will be charged with second-degree murder. Additionally, the three other officers at the scene also face charges. Here are some reactions to the news from some celebs who have been actively engaged in the dialogue.
This post is being updated through out the day with more reactions.
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The rapper has long been vocal about systemic racism in the country, and he shared news of the upgraded charges to Twitter.
2 Chainz called for celebration on Instagram, captioning a post with news of the upgraded charges “S*****, roll up”
Ice Cube thanked the MN Attorney, and shared the new mugshots of the four cops that killed George Floyd.
The young rapper also shared the news to his story, while pointing out that Breona Taylor’s murderers still roam free.
Snoop has been heavily tracking news and sharing messages through out the protests.
Ghostface comes through with a meme for something a bit more light-hearted in response.
Chika with a few wise words following the upgraded charges on Chauvin.
Drake, who shared a nervous statement prior to the announcement of the charges, shared his view watching the news with a series of exclamation marks for emphasis.
A Houston native, Trae wants to apply even more pressure.
The NYC native echoed Trae's same sentiment, demanding more.
Chuck D of Public Enemy shares the killer's mugshot in solidarity.
Tyler shared this via his IG Story, breathing a sigh of relief.
Like Safaree said: this is just a start.
Trey Songz spoke out here, as well as through his music.