Talk about a real power couple!

Minnesota Governor proudly spoke on his conversation with Jay Z over the weekend, during a press conference on Sunday.


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#PressPlay: Minnesota’s governor says #JayZ called him personally to demand justice for #GeorgeFloyd

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JAY-Z later released a statement about the call, via Roc Nation.



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#JusticeForGeorgeFloyd Last week, the nation and the world watched in horror as Officer Chauvin knelt on George Floyd’s neck for eight minutes and 46 seconds, murdering him in broad daylight. Despite Mr. Floyd’s repeatedly saying that he could not breathe and begging for help, two other officers continued to hold him down while a third stood watch, assisting the killing. The video of his horrific murder sparked outrage, protest and a nationwide call for justice for Mr. Floyd. That call was ignored by Hennepin County prosecutor Mike Freeman, who delayed in making any arrests. Then he chose to arrest only Officer Chauvin — and charge him with third degree murder. Today, Governor Walz announced that he is referring the case of Mr. Floyd’s murder to Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison. This is a strong step in the right direction, which we welcome. But by no means has justice for Mr. Floyd been achieved. While preparations are being made for Mr. Floyd to be laid to rest, the three officers who assisted in his murder lay in their own beds at night as free men. This grave injustice must be addressed immediately, and our voices must be heard. We call for the immediate arrest of all the officers involved and for charges that reflect their roles in the murder of Mr. Floyd #BreonnaTaylor #AhmaudArbery #GeorgeFloyd @teamroc @rocnation #REFORM #FIGHTDIFFERENT

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“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.”

This weekend, Beyoncé also shared a message about Floyd on her Instagram page.

“We need justice for George Floyd,” she said. “We all witnessed his murder in broad daylight. We’re broken and we’re disgusted. We cannot normalize this pain.”

Beyonce then posted this link in her bio:   

which highlights several ways to sign the #GeorgeFloyd petitions for justice.