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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Ramsey County Sheriff's Office via Getty Images & Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office via Getty Images

Ice-T

The rapper has long been vocal about systemic racism in the country, and he shared news of the upgraded charges to Twitter. 

https://twitter.com/_/status/1268250007729090560

2 Chainz

2 Chainz called for celebration on Instagram, captioning a post with news of the upgraded charges “S*****, roll up”

https://www.instagram.com/p/CA_KHLNlXyh

Ice Cube

Ice Cube thanked the MN Attorney, and shared the new mugshots of the four cops that killed George Floyd.

https://twitter.com/_/status/1268257460738904066
https://twitter.com/_/status/1268267836389994496
https://twitter.com/_/status/1268329611240206336

Amine

The young rapper also shared the news to his story, while pointing out that Breona Taylor’s murderers still roam free.  

Snoop Dogg

Snoop has been heavily tracking news and sharing messages through out the protests.

https://www.instagram.com/p/CA_Bmcwn13p

Ghostface Killah

Ghostface comes through with a meme for something a bit more light-hearted in response.

https://www.instagram.com/p/CBAG9rYATlU

Chika

Chika with a few wise words following the upgraded charges on Chauvin.

https://twitter.com/_/status/1268270303731347456

Drake

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.

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Trae Tha Truth

A Houston native, Trae wants to apply even more pressure.

https://www.instagram.com/p/CBBEtvHBa4q

Busta Rhymes

The NYC native echoed Trae's same sentiment, demanding more.

https://www.instagram.com/p/CA_QIG-DSwJ

Chuck D

Chuck D of Public Enemy shares the killer's mugshot in solidarity.

https://www.instagram.com/p/CBAA25ogmfj

Tyler, The Creator

Tyler shared this via his IG Story, breathing a sigh of relief.

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Safaree Samuels

Like Safaree said: this is just a start.

https://www.instagram.com/p/CA_c7O1FKFM

Trey Songz

Trey Songz spoke out here, as well as through his music.

https://www.instagram.com/p/CBB49IvBKju