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What Ludacris Thinks of Protesters Using His Lyrics to Condemn Police Brutality

Busayo Ogunjimi
Jun 17, 2020
08:30 A.M.

Famous rapper Ludacris has given his opinion on protesters using a line from his song in demonstrations against police brutality.


Earlier this week, the rapper appeared in an interview where he spoke on demonstrators who had come out to decry police brutality with his lyrics. He explained that the understandable cause for the song's use also validates him.

The question came after a video footage, surfaced earlier this month, of demonstrators in New York chanting his lyrics to police. The footage showed the protesters in a line and repeating the chorus from his 2002 hit track "Move {Expletive}."

Ludacris and Eudoxie Mbouguiengue at the 2017 MTV Video Music Awards on August 27, 2017. | Photo: Getty Images

Ludacris and Eudoxie Mbouguiengue at the 2017 MTV Video Music Awards on August 27, 2017. | Photo: Getty Images

"Move, {Expletive}, get out the way," the protesters chanted, expressing their dissent of recent police actions.

In his interview, Ludacris explained that he had to support the movement because he understood what it meant. He said in part:


"… when you get into the category of something that's being used for historical movements, that's beyond words..."


Ludacris has also expressed his support for the protesters on social media. He tweeted an emoji to show solidarity at the time.

At the same time, he has also shared a video, on his Instagram page, of protesters using his lyrics. Evidently, this makes him quite proud.

Many have sparked debates concerning issues like police brutality and racism, with the hopes of finding a solution.


The movement for an end to police brutality is one that has continued to thrive. While the death of George Floyd triggered it, other acts of violence appear to be sustaining it.

Last week, police officers in Atlanta reportedly killed Rayshard Brooks, a city resident, at a restaurant. In response, Georgia NAACP's president James Woodall called for the termination of the city's police chief. Per reports, he said.

"We are done dying. The City of Atlanta must not only address this with their words, but also their actions."


Woodall also reportedly decried the fact that there had been silence on the death of Brooks. He added that everyone should speak up against police brutality now, as the problem is worsening.

It has been quite a rough few weeks across the country. Many have sparked debates concerning issues like police brutality and racism, with the hopes of finding a solution.

At the same time, protesters have continued to march and demand change across several states around the country.

It is the hope of many that a lasting solution can be achieved soon. At the very least, it could ensure the return of peace and normalcy.

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