Yesterday was designated as BlackOut Tuesday by the music industry, which called to "disconnect from work and reconnect with our community.”
In support, Instagram and Twitter flooded with black boxes. But what is important to note is that the main purposes of the initiative was to spend "a day to take a beat for… productive conversation about what actions we need to collectively take to support the black community,” to be reflective but not be silenced.
SAINt JHN, who participated in the movement, also made sure to speak out and make his voice heard. "I don't got no speeches, I ain't a speech n****," he wrote. "People are hurt and I feel them, period."
With protests taking place all across the nation over the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis, JHN took to Instagram urging for "better leadership" and to express a way he plans to take action.
The singer revealed that he and Future had scheduled “to shoot a video in the next few days for the remix to his hit "Roses." But instead, he had other plans.
"I just got off the phone with L.A. Reid, I asked him to bump the budget up from 60K to 100K, then I asked him to give me the video budget and don't ask what I'm gonna do with it. He agreed. That's legendary s***. We should never be afraid to do the right thing!"
And that’s exactly what he plans to do. SAINt JHN finished off his statement sharing that he will donate $125,000 to bail funds to release arrested protesters from jail and to black-owned businesses affected right now.
See the post below.