Jay-Z, 50, has chosen to show his support for George Floyd’s memory by purchasing full-page newspaper ads all across the United States, amidst concerns of system racism and brutality.
The advertisement Jay-Z is sponsoring features a message from Dr. Martin Luther King’s Selma address in 1965; and states: “Only way we can really achieve freedom is to somehow hunker the fear of death. But if a man has not discovered something that he will die for, he isn’t fit to live. Deep down in our nonviolent creed is the conviction — that there are some things so dear, so things so precious, so things so eternally true, that they are worth dying for.”
“A man dies when he refuses to stand up for that which is right. A man dies when he refuses to stand up for justice. A man dies when he refuses to take a stand for that which is true. So we’re going to stand up amid horses. We’re going to stand up right here, amid the billy-clubs. We’re going to stand up right here amid police dogs, if they have them. We’re going to stand up amid tear gas!” Take a look at the ad below and let us know what you think: