Kendrick Lamar had been silent on social media regarding the death of George Floyd. However, last Sunday, June 7, Lamar joined the protesters in Compton, his hometown.
Lamar joined his homies, NBA players, DeMar DeRozan and Russell Westbrook in a peaceful march in Compton; Kendrick Lamar made sure that his presence did not attract too much attention so as not to overshadow the protest.
Protesters walked from the Gateway Towne Center in Los Angeles to Compton City Hall.
Russell Westbrook asked everyone present to “Protect their teams, protect their families. In times like this, people need to stick together.” And then they raised their fists to heaven for a minute of silence to remember George Floyd.
Kendrick Lamar joins several other hip hop stars that have made an appearance at the protests. Rick Ross, who last Saturday joined the people of Miramar, Florida to set an example on how to peacefully fight injustice; while J.Cole did the same in Fayetteville a few days ago.
The murder of George Floyd by police officer Derek Chauvin and three others has shocked everyone, causing millions of people across the country to speak out to demand justice and combat racial inequality.