Minnesota Governor Tim Walz revealed that he received a phone call from elite rapper Jay-Z, who told the governor, “Justice needs to be served here.”
“I received a call last night – to understand how big this was – from Jay-Z. Not international performer but dad stressing to me that justice needs to be served.” “It was so incredibly human… It was a dad, and I think quite honestly a black man whose visceral pain of this that he knew. His words summarized that justice needs to be served here.”
“[Jay-Z] said he feels the compassion and the humanity of these folks who are speaking,” Walz said. “He knows the world is watching, and how Minnesota handles this is going to have an impact across the country. It’s a positive sign that someone of a stature, that has a presence like that, is focused in the moment of what Minnesotans are focused on.”
We are happy to see more celebrities stepping up and using their platform to not only raise awareness, but to put pressure on the legal system to do the right thing.