Black Lives Matter protests: Kendrick Lamar speaks up on racism

Black Lives Matter protests: Kendrick Lamar speaks up on racism

- Kendrick Lamar has joined his peers in the hip-hop scene who have taken a stand against police brutality and injustices aimed at black people in the US

- The rapper was spotted at one of the Black Lives Matter protests in Los Angeles

- The protests were sparked by the death of George Floyd who died at the hands of white police

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Kendrick Lamar has finally joined the Black lives Matter movement against police brutality, inequality and injustice in the US.

The renowned rapper was spotted at one of the protests in Los Angeles, California. People had complained about his silence on the nationwide protests that were triggered by the death of African American George Floyd at the hands of police.

Black Lives Matter protests: Kendrick Lamar, speak up on racism

Kendrick Lamar at BLM protest in Los Angeles. Photo: Twitter/@abdashsoulTDE
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Floyd died in hospital after a white Minneapolis police officer knelt on his neck for almost nine minutes. The incident was caught on video.

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Scores of celebrities had already backed the movement by donating money towards causes aimed at helping protesters who have been arrested during the demonstrations.

Kendrick's record label, Top Dawg Entertainment (TDE), has also taken a stand against the injustices against people of colour in the States.

TDE said in a statement posted on Twitter:

"Standing up against the odds and uplifting our community is foundational at Top Dawg Entertainment."

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The stable went on to state that their goal as a company is to represent the talent, perseverance and strength of their people.

"We strive to be passionate, outspoken leaders in our culture and recognise we're at a pivotal point in our society's history. We are empowered in solidarity with our brothers and sisters within the black community and our allies of every creed and colour. The time is now for immediate change. These injustices must stop."

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Legit.ng reported that Kanye West joined other rappers who have donated huge amounts to the Black Lives Matter cause. He donated $2 million to support the families of Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery and Breonna Taylor. The rapper also established an education plan to fully cover college tuition for Floyd's 6-year-old daughter, Gianna.

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