Travis Scott speaks out about George Floyd’s death: ‘The rage is from direct personal experience’

Clémence Michallon
Travis Scott on 11 December 2019 in Hollywood, California: Jean Baptiste Lacroix/Getty Images

Travis Scott has spoken about about the death of George Floyd, advocating for police reform and extending his support to Floyd’s family.

The artist shared a statement on Instagram over the weekend, as protests continued across the US.

Scott said he had been thinking and “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,” he wrote.

“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.”

The artist took a stance in favour of police reform, adding: “We have to change and reform police policy in our US cities, and there needs to be accountability immediately!”

He pledged to do “everything possible to make sure these issues are addressed on a long-term basis”, along with his team.

Floyd, 46, died on 25 May after a while police officer knelt on his neck in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

The officer, Derek Chauvin, has been charged with third-degree murder and manslaughter.

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