Many artists took to social media to voice their frustrations with the grand jury’s ruling in the death of Breonna Taylor at the hands of Louisville police in March, which saw only one officer brought up on charges and that wasn’t even involving Taylor’s death.
Rihanna added her name to that list on Thursday night (September 24) when she used a sobering message from a sign seen at one of the protests to help get her point across.
“I’m just gon’ let this sink into your hollow skull,” she said to Kentucky attorney general Daniel Cameron on Twitter.
The sign, which comes in response to the ruling, reads, “A cop shot a Black woman and was only charged for the shots missed.”
— Rihanna (@rihanna) September 25, 2020
The grand jury indicted ex-cop Daniel Hankison on three counts of wanton endangerment for his role in the shooting that led to the death of Breonna Taylor.
Hankison is essentially only being held accountable for the 10 rounds he shot into her apartment. It’s a Class D felony, which is the lowest level of the four.
Earlier in September, the city of Louisville reached a settlement with the Taylor family for $12 million for the botched police raid, according to The New York Times.
On the creative front, Rihanna was spotted working on a “secret project” of sorts a couple of weeks ago (September 13) on a set in Los Angeles with Young Thug.