Jay-Z made a phone call to Minnesota Governor Tim Walz, where he urged politicians and prosecutors to “have the courage to do what’s right” and arrest the cops involved in killing George Floyd.
In a statement, Hov said, “After our very earnest conversation, thank you to Governor Walz for doing what’s right and calling in Attorney General Keith Ellison to take over the George Floyd case.
“Earlier today, Governor Walz mentioned having a human conversation with me—a dad and a black man in pain. Yes, I am a human, a father, and a black man in pain, and I am not the only one.”
He said in the statement that the whole country is in pain right now and then called on Attorney General Ellison, who was appointed to take the lead on the case, “to do the right thing” and prosecute “all those responsible for the murder of George Floyd to the fullest extent of the law.”
Jay added: “I prevail on every politician, prosecutor, and officer in the country to have the courage to do what is right. Have the courage to look at us as humans, dads, brothers, sisters, and mothers in pain. And look at yourselves.”
FOX 9 Minneapolis-St. Paul reports that Governor Walz spoke about his conversation with Jay during a news conference, saying the conversation was “so incredibly human.”
“It was a dad—and I think quite honestly, a black man whose visceral pain of this that he knew. His words summarized that justice needs to be served here,” Walz said. “He said he feels the compassion and the humanity of these folks who are speaking. He knows the world is watching, and how Minnesota handles this is going to have an impact across the country. It’s a positive sign that someone of a stature that has a presence like that is focused in the moment of what Minnesotans are focused on.”
As of now, only Officer Derek Chauvin has been arrested and charged in the death of George Floyd while protests continue across the country demanding justice for Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and many more.