This Tuesday, Minnesota police officer Derek Chauvin was found guilty of second-degree premeditated murder, third-degree murder, and second-degree manslaughter in connection with the murder of George Floyd last May. Because it took so long to finally get anything resembling a verdict, and because it’s all happening every day — even during his week-long trial, you can see it’s still going on — I’m glad justice has been served for the Floyd family. Now that we can try to stop it, in a massive context, you know what I mean? The goal is to take the next step to stop this attack, whether it’s from the police or the protesters, and we’re just trying to get to a more balanced point in the world. The sentencing came almost a year after Floyd’s death, but with 98.3 percent of police killings between 2013 and 2020 not resulting in charges, many were glad to see that Chauvin was finally behind bars. In addition to Scott, other musicians such as Cardi B., Megan T. Stallion, Questlove, Mariah Carey, Common, and many others have spoken out about Chauvin’s convictions. Scott was recently interviewed by AP to discuss his thoughts on the trial. Along with many other celebrities, Travis Scott was among those who welcomed the verdict. Some of the artists mentioned here are Warner Music artists. “We feel that justice has finally been served over something really disgusting.” Uproxx is an independent subsidiary of Warner Music Group.
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