MINNEAPOLIS, MN – jury found former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin guilty on all three counts of second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter for the  death of George Floyd on Tuesday (April 20).

Chauvin kneeled on Floyd’s neck for over nine minutes last May — which ultimately killed him — and is now staring down up to 40 years behind bars for his actions. Floyd’s death sparked a chain reaction calling for justice around the world while Americans protested and marched in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic last summer.

When the verdict was read in Minneapolis court shortly after 5 p.m. ET on Tuesday, many in Hip Hop celebrated the ruling with justice being served to Chauvin. Cardi B, Meek Mill, Ice Cube, Ice T, CHIKA, Questlove, Killer Mike and many more posted their reactions to the jury’s decision holding Chauvin accountable on social media throughout the evening.

George Floyd Verdict: Derek Chauvin Found Guilty On All 3 Counts

You have to literally get killed on camera to get a chance at justice as a black man in America,” Meek Mill captioned his pos featuring George Floyd artwork. “I salute you black king rest in power!”

 

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Cardi called the moment “history” while Killer Mike looked toward the other three officers that were involved in Floyd’s death on the scene with Chauvin.

“The jury did the right thing but will the judge do the right thing,” Ice Cube added. “Be careful family…the Empire always strikes back.”

Chauvin will remain behind bars until his sentencing, which is expected to take place in about eight weeks. Find the rest of the reactions from Hip Hop below.

 

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