Rihanna Explains Her Delayed Reaction to George Floyd’s Death

RiRi breaks her silence and explains that she has been staying away from social media because she’s overwhelmed with anger and sadness by George Floyd’s death.

AceShowbizRihanna has spoken out following the death of African-American man George Floyd at the hands of police officers in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Following the tragic death of 46-year-old Floyd, who died after being pinned to the ground, while unarmed and unhandcuffed, by a police officer who knelt on his neck and stopped him breathing, people around the world have been coming forward to condemn police brutality.

The “Work” hitmaker is the latest in a string of famous names to hit out at racially-driven police brutality, writing on Instagram, “For the last few days, the magnitude of devastation, anger, sadness I’ve felt has been overwhelming to say the least!”

“Watching my people get murdered and lynched day after day pushed me to a heavy place in my heart,” she continued. “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!!! The look of enticement, the pure joy and climax on the face of this bigot, murderer, thug, pig, bum, Derek Chauvin, haunts me!!”

Rihanna added, “I can’t shake this! I can’t get over an ambulance pulling up to an arrest, a paramedic checking a pulse without removing the very thing that’s hindering it! Is this that f**king normal??? If intentional MURDER is the fit consequence for ‘drugs’ or ‘resisting arrest’….then what’s the fit consequence for MURDER???! #GeorgeFloyd #AhmaudArbery #BreonnaTaylor.”

Cardi B, Lady GaGa, and Reese Witherspoon are among the acts who have also spoken out following Floyd’s tragic death.

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