Jay Z Called Minnesota Governor To Demand Justice For George Floyd
A lot of people have been wondering why Jay Z has been silent amid the murder of George Floyd but yesterday (May 31st), Minnesota Governor Tim Walz revealed in a press conference that he got a phone call from the hip-hop icon, who demanded justice for the death of George Floyd. Gov. Walz said, "I received a call last night – to understand how big this was – from Jay-Z. Not international performer but a dad stressing to me that justice needs to be served."
Gov. Walz continued, saying that Jay Z also told him that 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."
Gov. Walz added. "It's a positive sign that someone of a stature, that has a presence like that is focused in the moment of what Minnesotans are focused on."
JAY Z RELEASES A STATEMENT
Jay Z released a statement last night (May 31st), saying, "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. 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."
He added, "Now I, along with an entire country in pain, call upon AG Ellison to do the right thing and prosecute all those responsible for the murder of George Floyd to the fullest extent of the law.This is just a first step. I am more determined to fight for justice than any fight my would-be oppressors."
His statement concluded, "I prevail on every politician, prosecutor and officer in the country to have the courage to do what is right. Have the courage to look at us as humans, dads, brothers, sisters and mothers in pain and look at yourselves."