Jay-Z, one of the most powerful celebrities, hasn’t made public statement social media about the death of George Floyd, but he is putting in work behind the scenes.
Minnesota Governor Tim Walz, at a press conference last weekend, confirmed he received a call from Jay-Z concerning Floyd’s death.
“Receiving a call last night realizing how big this was. From Jay-Z — not international perform but dad — stressing to me that justice needs to be served,” Governor Walz stated.
Fox News reports that it was Van Jones that connected Jay-Z and Govenor Walz. “It was so incredibly human,” Walz said of his conversation with Jay.
“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.”
He stated furthat that, “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 Minnesotas are focused on.”
During a press conference, Minnesota Governor Tim Walz told the media that JAY-Z called him to demand justice for #GeorgeFloyd
"I received a call last night from JAY-Z, not international performer but dad stressing to me that justice needs to be served"pic.twitter.com/itgRq2um0n
— JAY-Z Daily (@JAY_Z_Daily) May 31, 2020