"As I pace around, thinking, trying to find something to ease the pain," the Houston rapper, 28, captioned a piece of art at a Black barber shop on Sunday (May 31). "There are almost no words that I can think of to properly express, or I can use to suppress, this enraged feeling of us continuously losing our brothers and sisters to brutality at the hands of officers, or anyone with misguided intentions for our well-being. The rage that we are all feeling is from direct personal experience and the constant pain of wanting our voices to be heard. To be seen as equal and human, too."
Elsewhere in the post, La Flame addressed Floyd's family, as well as others who have had loved ones fall victim to similar violence. "My heart goes out to George Floyd's family and everyone who's suffered loss based on this type of senseless injustice and brutality," he continued. "Me and the team are gonna do everything possible to make sure these issues are addressed on a long-term basis. Thank u Bun for picking me up this morning and helping me figure out ways I can really help move this forward. Love. See you all soon!"
As you know, footage of Minnesota officer Derek Chauvin firmly kneeling on George Floyd's neck for several minutes recently surfaced on the internet. The brutal clip saw the 46-year-old beg with the officer, as well as three others, to release him as he could not breathe. Floyd went ignored and fell unconscious, before being transported to a local hospital and passing away. While the four officers were fired, Chauvin has recently been taken into custody. A viral Change.org petition calls upon Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey to arrest and charge all officers for police malpractice.
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