Singer Lizzo Emotionally Speaks up about Protests after George Floyd Case
Lizzo got emotional in a video she posted of herself speaking candidly about her stance on the countrywide protests against police brutality.
In May, she shared an inspiring message about how she gained confidence in herself. "A lot of my confidence comes from a lack of shame...For a long time, I was the most ashamed of myself," she revealed.
Recently, while standing up for her beliefs, Lizzo bravely addressed the countrywide protests against police brutality that were triggered by the death of George Floyd.
On May 25, George died during an arrest after an office pinned him down until he suffocated. The four officers involved were fired from the police force. Derek Chauvin, who hand his knee on George's neck, was arrested for manslaughter and third-degree murder.
Here are some more photos of George Floyd provided by his family.— Yamiche Alcindor (@Yamiche) May 26, 2020
He was seen in the now widely shared Facebook video saying 'I can't breathe' repeatedly before his death following an incident with the Minneapolis police.
An officer was seen kneeling on his neck. pic.twitter.com/Il1s7P6WJC
In an emotional video she shared on Instagram, Lizzo spoke about racism and urged people to take a stand in light of recent events and "speak up," she added:
"To all the influential people who have spoken up, thank you so much for your ally-ship and your support. Protest is the beginning of progress."
Lizzo argued that the protests around the country were not a sign of the end of the fight for change, but the beginning of what could be a positive end sparked by the country's outrage, she said:
"Cities are burning, are you watching? I stand with Minneapolis. I believe in us. Change is gonna come."
"May influence land in the hands of those who will wield it for positive change," replied another person. Model Emily Ratajkowski, who has joined protests in Los Angeles, showed her support for Lizzo's message.
In a since-deleted video, she had made a plea to influencers black and white communities to take a stand against racism and join in a peaceful protest.