In days since a black Minneapolis man named George Floyd died while being arrested by four police officers, many have taken to social media to speak out against police brutality.
On Wednesday, Cleveland born rapper Machine Gun Kelly took to Twitter to share his thoughts on the matter in an expletive-filled post in which he expressed shame that "someone who looks like me could treat another human like this."
“F--- the Boyz,” MGK wrote, along with an emoji of a police car and a middle finger. “F--- white privilege. I’m ashamed someone who looks like me could treat another human like this. But they been doing it since the beginning of time. Our generation has [to] be the [one] to stop it. My loyalty’s with the people. F--- the system. Fight the system.”
On Monday, a viral video showed Floyd being arrested by multiple police officers. Despite Floyd pleading, “please, I can’t breathe!”, one officer continued to apply pressure to his neck with his knee, with Floyd eventually losing consciousness and later being pronounced dead.
According to the Minneapolis Police, Floyd was handcuffed and arrested after police were called to respond to a forgery and advised that he was intoxicated. Four police officers have been arrested as the result of Floyd's death.
The reaction to Floyd's death has included protests and riots in Minneapolis and an outpouring of support on social media, where many have spoken out against what they view as a gross abuse of power.