Artists such as Beyoncé, Lady Gaga, Ariana Grande, Halsey, Cardi B and many more are using their social media platforms as a means to speak up and speak out, after George Floyd was murder by a Minneapolis police officer.
As protests across the country ensue, many of these musicians have been at the front lines of the peaceful protests. Additionally, these artists are sharing ways across Twitter and Instagram, in which we can all support black lives through direct action, financial support, education, and solidarity.
Lady Gaga declares she is ready to create change and calls on other communities to show support towards the black community.
In a video, Beyonce bluntly demands change and shares how to sign a petition in order to support George Floyd.
Ariana Grande shares voting information and aims to inspire the next generation of voters to become involved. She uses the hashtag, “#thankunextgen.”
In a tweet, Harry Styles acknowledges his privilege and asks that society mobilizes to support black lives.
Shawn Mendes says, “I am so sorry that this injustice keeps happening… As a white person, I not only recognize that this is a problem but that I am part of the problem.”
Kacey Musgraves tweets that she will not be silent. She says she will not be a “bystander."
Selena Gomez asks that we all do better.
On Twitter, Tyrese shares that he is in support of the the protesters, but also touches upon the risk that COVID-19 still presents.
Taylor Swift condemns the President on Twitter.
On Instagram Rihanna shares an image of George Floyd and says in her caption, “watching my people get murdered and lynched day after day pushed me to a heavy place in my heart! To the point of staying away from socials, just to avoid hearing the blood curdling agony in George Floyd’s voice again, begging over and over for his life!!!”
Cardi B tweeted a video of herself directly speaking out against injustice and calls on Twitter followers to “spread” the video.
On Instagram, Nick Cannon shares images of himself protesting and uses the hashtag, "#JusticeForFloyd" in his caption.
Lizzo says, “Protest is not the end of progress it is the beginning,” in an Instagram video.
Halsey tweets that she was tending to protester’s injuries and calls on those who have medical training to attend protests.
Adam Lambert shares that he is “supporting the right to be enraged.”
Dua Lipa asks, “How many more lives do we have to lose?”
Mariah Carey sings, “I don't understand how there can be regulated bigotry. There's got to be a way to connect this world today.”
Billie Eilish condemns the saying, “all lives matter.”
Lil Yachty shares a video from a peaceful protest as he speaks to a crowd via megaphone.
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Chance The Rapper tweets, asking the media to document the protests accurately and “justly.”