JAY-Z has long been at the forefront of the drive for social justice, a trajectory that continues in the wake of George Floyd saga.
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As reported, Floyd – an unarmed Black man – lost his life in Minnesota after police officer Derek Chauvin knelt on his neck for seven minutes.
The incident has caused an international outpouring of emotion – which has manifested in the form of protests and looting by the frustrated and disenfranchised.
Aiming to bring about change, Jay is confirmed to have personally phoned Minnesota Governor Tim Walz.
Speaking to press, Walz said of the call:
“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.
He said he feels the compassion and the humanity of these folks who are speaking. He knows the world is watching, and how Minnesota handles this is going to have an impact across the country. It’s a positive sign that someone of a stature, that has a presence like that, is focused in the moment of what Minnesotas are focused on.”
Kudos to Jay for doing his part.