Rihanna filled with 'anger and sadness' over George Floyd's death, slams 'murderer and bigot' Derek Chauvin
Rihanna called George Floyd's death an 'intentional murder' and fans backed her emotional, no-holds-barred social media post
The brutal killing of George Floyd has taken the whole country by storm. The disturbing video of Floyd complaining that he can't breathe as a police officer knelt on his neck has led to massive outrage. Rihanna too appears to have been left traumatized and disturbed after watching the disturbing video clip. Joining the list of celebrities who condemned the incident, Rihanna expressed anger at the police brutality faced by Floyd in a no-holds-barred social media post.
Taking to Instagram, the 'Good Girl, Gone Bad' singer expressed her fury at Derek Chauvin, the police officer accused of killing Floyd, and how the whole situation led her to seek recluse from social media. The singer posted a picture of George Floyd on the image-sharing platform on Friday, May 29 with the caption, "For the last few days, the magnitude of devastation, anger, sadness I’ve felt has been overwhelming to say the least! Watching my people get murdered and lynched day after day pushed me to a heavy place in my heart! To the point of staying away from socials, just to avoid hearing the blood curdling agony in George Floyd’s voice again, begging over and over for his life!!!"
Slamming the disgraced former cop Chauvin, Rihanna wrote, "The look of enticement, the pure joy and climax on the face of this bigot, murderer, thug, pig, bum, Derek Chauvin, haunts me!! I can’t shake this! I can’t get over an ambulance pulling up to an arrest, a paramedic checking a pulse without removing the very thing that’s hindering it! Is this that f**cking normal??? If intentional MURDER is the fit consequence for 'drugs' or 'resisting arrest'....then what’s the fit consequence for MURDER???! #GeorgeFloyd #AhmaudArbery #BreonnaTaylor."
Her emotional post quickly racked up several likes and comments from her followers. Most of them expressed their discontentment over the situation and slammed the police brutality against African-Americans. Many fans even began praising the singer for using the platform to create awareness and express her strong feelings on such socially sensitive topics. A fan commented, "I’m so happy you posted this. I love you so much bestie. And our friends are pulling tf up." Another fan wrote, "One of the Reason Rihanna will continue to be my Favorite Icon❤️" "Yes‼️ use the platform," expressed another encouraging fan. "It’s all too f***ing heavy and I’m tired. The civility in me is exhausted and long gone at this point. Love you, Fave. Try to stay up. SMH," observed a fan. "You’re so f***in woke! And this is so true," shared an awestruck fan.