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LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - OCTOBER 27: Ice Cube speaks onstage during the REVOLT X AT&T Host REVOLT Summit In Los Angeles at Magic Box on October 27, 2019 in Los Angeles, California.

On Thursday (May 28), Ice Cube took to Twitter to announce that he would not be appearing on Good Morning America due to the murder of George Floyd.

“I apologize to everyone expecting to see me on Good Morning America today, but after the events in Minnesota with George Floyd, I’m in no mood to tell America, good morning,” Ice Cube tweeted.

“You could’ve used that platform to bring more awareness to it and also make a statement that needs to be made… nonetheless we all cope differently so I’m not faulting you for it.. cope the way you need to,” a fan responded to the rapper.

“I’m done talking. These people know right from wrong and they obviously don’t care. So what we talking about?” the rapper and filmmaker replied.

 

On Wednesday evening (May 27), the rap star tweeted, “Most kids are taught that Monsters are fake, but some kids know that Monsters are real…,” along with artwork that portrayed a police officer as a monster.

The West Coast Warlord isn’t the only celebrity who has spoken out regarding Floyd’s killing. As we previously reported, other celebrities, including Keke Wyatt, Chloe x Halle, and Aoki Lee Simmons have also taken to social media to express their sentiments regarding the incident that has some of the people of Minneapolis, MN and beyond in an uproar.

MINNEAPOLIS, MN – MAY 27: Protesters confront police outside the 3rd Police Precinct on May 27, 2020 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Four Minneapolis police officers have been fired after a video taken by a bystander was posted on social media showing 46-year-old George Floyd’s neck being pinned to the ground by an officer as he repeatedly said, “I can’t breathe”. Floyd was later pronounced dead while in police custody after being transported to Hennepin County Medical Center. (Photo by Stephen Maturen/Getty Images)

On Monday (May 25), Floyd, 46 was killed by police in Minneapolis, which echoes the murder of Eric Garner, a black man who died being arrested in New York City in 2014.

The FBI is slated to investigate the incident that took place. According to Minnesota police, Floyd had been working providing security at a restaurant, and he died after a “medical incident” in a “police interaction”.

On Tuesday (May 26), Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey confirmed the four police officers involved in the murder of Floyd had been “terminated.”

MINNEAPOLIS, MN – MAY 26: Women hold signs decrying the killing of George Floyd during a protest march on May 26, 2020 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Four Minneapolis police officers have been fired after a video taken by a bystander was posted on social media showing Floyd’s neck being pinned to the ground by an officer as he repeatedly said, “I can’t breathe”. Floyd was later pronounced dead while in police custody after being transported to Hennepin County Medical Center. (Photo by Stephen Maturen/Getty Images)

“This is the right call,” Frey tweeted. Frey described the killing as “completely and utterly messed up,” at an earlier press conference.

“I believe what I saw and what I saw is wrong on every level,” Frey said. “Being black in America should not be a death sentence.”

 

Glennisha Morgan is a Detroit-bred multimedia journalist and writer. She writes about intersectionality, hip-hop, pop culture, queer issues, race, feminism, and her truth. Follow her on Twitter @GlennishaMorgan.