Dr. Dre joined Lil Wayne to speak about the “extremely painful” death of George Floyd, the unarmed Minneapolis resident killed by a police officer who kneeled on his neck for more than eight minutes, on Apple Music‘s Young Money Radio Friday night (May 29).
“It’s like, man, that situation, it hurt my heart. My heart is still aching,” Dr. Dre said. “And it felt like that cop had his knee on all of our necks, meaning black men. And yeah, it’s extremely painful. It’s extremely painful because it keeps going on. It continues to go on and it’s like, ‘What can we do? Or what do we need to do to make this thing stop? What is supposed to happen to make this thing stop? It has to stop. What the… is supposed to happen?'”
“They’re supposed to be arrested and convicted of first-degree murder,” he said after ex-Minneapolis cop Derek Chauvin was charged with third-degree murder and manslaughter. “Point blank, period … They’re supposed to be convicted of first-degree murder. And the f—ed up part is they’re so brazen with it, broad daylight, with cameras on. And he’s got his knee on this guy’s neck for that amount of time and he doesn’t give a f—. His hand is in his pocket. He may as well have been whistling.”
He continued: “It’s like, ‘What the f— are we supposed to do to make this thing stop? What can happen to make this stop?’ It’s baffling, but it really feels like something is going to happen now, to at least put us in the area where we can start talking about a way to make this thing stop. I think this one could be the one because — because I’m seeing white people out there protesting as well… which is a good thing.
“I think they’re fed up,” Lil Wayne said. “Any decent human being, I think they’re all fed up. We all fed up. You should be.”
“You said it right. Any decent human being should see that and go, ‘F— this.’ Enough is enough,” Dr. Dre said.
Listen to their conversation in the clip from Young Money Radio below, and tune in to the full episode — in which Lil Wayne also spoke with Dr. Anthony Fauci about the disproportionate effect of COVID-19 on the black community — on Apple Music.