50 Cent is among the hundreds of celebrities speaking out about the death of 46-year-old black man George Floyd.
Floyd was pronounced dead at the Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis on Monday night (May 25) not long after white Minnesota police officer Derek Chauvin had his knee on Floyd’s neck for roughly four minutes.
Video of the incident shows Chauvin in the act as Floyd repeatedly says, “I can’t breathe.”
The Hustle Harder, Hustle Smarter author shared a screenshot of the video to his Instagram account with Chauvin looking at the camera and his knee on Floyd’s neck.
He wrote in the caption, “if they don’t charge this fool with murder.”
50’s words echo the countless posts calling for justice on social media. Floyd is yet another name that’s been added to the long list of black men killed by white police officers. Although all four officers who were involved in the incident have been fired, Floyd’s family — among many others — want them charged with murder.
During an interview with CBS This Morning on Wednesday (May 27), Floyd’s brother Rodney said he didn’t think he was resisting arrest as police originally reported.
“You have eyes. I have eyes,” Rodney said. “You can see what you saw. And I saw, and the nation saw … and every black person saw, the same thing, because it don’t happen to nobody else.”
Recently released surveillance footage shows Floyd in the moments before his arrest and he appeared to be complying with the officer’s orders.
Watch it below.