American rapper Kanye West has thrown his weight behind protesters from his hometown marching in opposition to the killing of George Floyd. The rapper was noticed becoming a member of demonstrators in Chicago on Thursday.
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According to People Magazine, the 42-year-old rapper was seen donning a black face masks, darkish gray hoodie, tan pants and what gave the impression to be Yeezy Season 2 sole boots.
In a video shared by a reporter for NBC Chicago, Trina Orlando, West stands as a fellow marcher as he yells: “We want everyone to face the place they’re as a result of we’re going to march.”
The ‘I Love It‘ rapper’s marching comes amid continued nationwide protests in opposition to police brutality and systemic racism after Floyd, an unarmed black man, died when a white police officer pinned him to the bottom with a knee on his neck as Floyd repeatedly mentioned he could not breathe and pleaded for the officer to cease.
The officer in query, Derek Chauvin, was beforehand charged with third-degree homicide and third-degree manslaughter however this was upgraded to second-degree homicide on Wednesday.
However, this is not the primary time West has proven his assist for Floyd.
Recently, the rapper has created a 529 faculty financial savings plan to completely cowl tuition for Floyd’s 6-year-old daughter Gianna, a consultant for West confirms to the outlet.
In addition, he donated $2 million to assist the households of and the authorized funds for Ahmaud Arbery and Breonna Taylor.
West’s consultant says he has additionally donated to a number of black-owned companies in disaster in his hometown of Chicago and nationwide.
(With inputs from Asian News International)
Updated Date: Jun 05, 2020 16:35:31 IST
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