His fellow Canadian Drake also donated $100,000 to the National Bail Out program after Toronto musician Mustafa the Poet asked him to match his donation. “Let’s help reunite black families,” wrote Mustafa, to which Drake replied, “Say less brother.”
Protests continue across the globe following the killing of George Floyd by a Minneapolis police officer. Celebrities are using their platforms to bring awareness to the issues. Nicki Minaj took to Instagram to demand justice for George Floyd, while JAY-Z spoke with Minnesota Governor Tim Walz and pledged his commitment to fighting for justice.
The music industry is also observing Black Out Tuesday. The initiative was started by two black female music executives, who ask that their peers refrain from conducting business as usual. “It is a day to take a beat for an honest, reflective, and productive conversation about what actions we need to collectively take to support the Black community,” reads a statement on TheShowMustBePaused.com.