Travis Scott took to social media on Sunday (May 31) to share an impassioned plea for accountability and justice in the wake of George Floyd’s death.
“As I pace around, thinking, trying to find something to ease the pain… there are almost no words that I can think of to properly express, or I can use to suppress, this enraged feeling of us continuously losing our brothers and sisters to brutality at the hands of officers, or anyone with misguided intentions for our well-being,” the rapper posted on Instagram with a piece of art depicting life at a Black barber shop. “The rage that we are all feeling is from direct personal experience and the constant pain of wanting our voices to be heard. To be seen as equal and human, too.
La Flame then called for substantive change and committed to using his platform to be part of the solution to end police brutality, writing, “We have to change and reform police policy in our U.S. cities, and there needs to be accountability immediately! Especially when officers abuse their power to the point where it callously takes a life. My heart goes out to George Floyd’s family and everyone who’s suffered loss based on this type of senseless injustice and brutality. Me and the team are gonna do everything possible to make sure these issues are addressed on a long-term basis. Thank u Bun for picking me up this morning and helping me figure out ways I can really help move this forward. Love. See you all soon!”
Check out Scott’s fiery call for police reform below.