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LL Cool J Posts Emotional Verse About George Floyd, More Victims of Police Brutality
LL showed his support for the Black Lives Matter movement.
LL Cool J recently spoke out about the global protests in response to the death of George Floyd. The legendary MC took to Instagram after initially venting on Twitter.
"For 400 years you had your knees on our necks," he starts the verse. Over the course of two-and-a-half minutes, he revisits the many highly-publicized deaths of the last few years.
Earlier in the weekend, LL raised eyebrows with an ill-timed tweet. "Imagine how people raising bi racial children feel right now!" he wrote, "This is crazy!" The initial tweet rubbed many Twitter users the wrong way. One simply replied, "Imagine how black people raising black children feel!"
After going back and forth with his followers, he asked readers to join him on Instagram live to discuss.
"What does the parent of a bi racial child say to that child about systemic racism," he continued. "I'm curious. I'm a black man..my mama was very clear. What do you say?"
He discussed implicit bias with his followers, sharing tweets from Chuck D. Additionally, he reposted a speech from educator Jane Elliot. Shortly afterward, he dropped an exclusive verse for his Instagram followers.
"Black people have been going through hell in America since forever," he wrote. "All at the hands of a select group of racists and passive co conspirators...many of them were blinded by implicit bias...the world is waking up."
LL closed out his verse by simply stating "Black lives matter, forever."