- Jay-Z has taken out multiple newspaper advertisements in remembrance of late African American George Floyd
- Floyd died in hospital after a white police officer knelt on his neck for almost nine minutes
- His death has sparked outrage across the US with citizens demanding justice for Floyd and protesting against racism
Scores of celebs from the US have come out in full support of the Black Lives Matter protests that were triggered by the death of George Floyd.
Floyd died in hospital last week after a white Minneapolis police officer knelt on his neck for almost nine minutes.
This sparked outrage across America which has led to nationwide rioting and looting. The country's entertainers, including actors and musicians, have been donating money towards bail for protesters who have been arrested while taking part in the protests against racism and injustices in the country.
Billionaire rapper Jay-Z is the latest superstar to add his voice to the ongoing protests.
Jay-Z has taken out a number of newspaper advertisements in honour of Floyd.
The 50-year-old rapper and his company Roc Nation have had the full-page ads published in the likes of the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, the Chicago Tribune, The Denver Post, and the Philadelphia Enquirer, with more still to be printed over the coming days, reports BANGshowbiz.
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The black and white advertisement includes a passage from Dr Martin Luther King Jr’s 1965 Selma address.
The advert – which was shared on Roc Nation’s social media channels with the caption, "In dedication to George Floyd. #JusticeForGeorgeFloyd" – was signed by Jay, the parents of Botham Jean, DJ Henry and Antwon Rose II – three young black men all killed by police – as well as Van Jones, Charlamagne tha God, and organisations including The Innocence Project and Until Freedom.
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that Canadian rapper Drake donated N38.8 million to the National Bail Out fund on Monday. The fund is being raised to help pay the bonds of people arrested across America during the Black Lives Matter protests in response to George Floyd's death.
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