Today (June 19) marks the 150th anniversary of Juneteenth, the day that slavery was abolished in America.
Several rappers took to social media to celebrate the occasion, known as the Black Independence Day.
Nicki Minaj posted “Happy Juneteenth” with a smily-face emoji on Twitter.
Chance the Rapper posted “Happy Independence Day. #Juneteenth.”
Propaganda, rapper and spoken word artist from Humble Beast Records, posted a longer message in anticipation of his baby daughter. He is black and his wife is Mexican.
“She will know that she is fearfully and wonderfully made,” he says. “Black on purpose, Mexican on purpose. And her narrative is not defined by hate or oppression. Happy #Juneteenth.”
The posts are below:
Happy Juneteenth ?
— NICKI MINAJ (@NICKIMINAJ) June 19, 2015
Happy Independence Day. #Juneteenth
— Lil Chano From 79th (@chancetherapper) June 19, 2015
It's hard to not think about #Juneteenth in light of the #charlestonshooting and for me, my lil bundle of joy on the way. Either way she will know that she is fearfully and wonderfully made. Black on purpose, Mexican on purpose. And her narrative is not defined by hate and oppression. Happy #Juneteenth #freedom #VSCOcam
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