Rapper Jay Park donated $10K to a human rights group in anger over the recent death of George Floyd.
The 46-year-old man died Monday night after an officer held him pinned to the ground with a knee on his neck. Despite Floyd pleading and saying he couldn’t breathe, he was held in the same position for several minutes, resulting in his death. Police were called int he scene after a clerk accused Floyd of allegedly trying to pay with a counterfeit $20 bill.
The tragedy has now sparked a number of major protests in Minneapolis, where Floyd lived, as well as other major cities across the US. Jay Park also joined the “issue” by making his voice heard.
On May 28, Jay Park posted a picture of Floyd on his Instagram and wrote a lengthy message. Later that same day, he also tweeted that he has donated $10K to “Black Lives Matter, “drawing attention.
https://t.co/2dUvNk6ZAp just donated 10k… Pray to God the truth prevails 🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏
— JAY BUM PARK (@JAYBUMAOM) May 28, 2020
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Sick of making post’s like this and sick of the same shit happening over and over again. Me being inspired by black culture aside me having black homies aside just as a man and a human being.. to think how helpless he felt and how inhumane he was treated… to think what if that was my dad, or uncle or homie makes me sick to my stomach. Countless INNOCENT UNARMED ppl losing their lives and nobody taking responsibility or being held accountable. Ppl who are supposed to protect and keep the public safe don’t even have the common sense or compassion to know if they are killing somebody innocent? Police Departments and Ppl in position of power not doing anything to provoke change.. all of it makes me sick… the whole system is corrupt… and nobody wants to admit it cause they are all afraid of taking responsibility for countless years of unjust inhumane treatment. Cant even begin fathom how fed up the black community is with so many years of abuse. I Pray to God the truth prevails and i Pray to God ppl who have compassion and empathy are put into a place of power and authority and ppl who abuse their power for their own greed and ego and to feel superior all disappear. Same for the civilians abusing their privilege calling the police and LYING. Act like some Fuckin human beings and may God have mercy on ur souls. #RIPGEORGEFLOYD