Janet Jackson Tweets Her Support For Black Lives Matter

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - MARCH 29: Inductee Janet Jackson attends the 2019 Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony at Barclays Center on March 29, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)

Janet Jackson Tweets Her Support For Black Lives Matter

The music icon calls for a ‘world rid of color lines.’

Published June 9th

Written by Nigel Roberts

Janet Jackson added her voice in support of Black Lives Matter in the aftermath of the police killing of George Floyd.

“We are a nation with no geographic boundaries, bound together through our beliefs. We are like-minded individuals, sharing a common vision, pushing toward a world rid of color lines," the music icon wrote in her June 7 Twitter post.

Jackson included a list of Black people killed by cops in the wave of police violence that has rocked the nation in recent years. 

RELATED: BET Calls For Action In George Floyd And Breonna Taylor Police Killings

The R&B – pop star also marked Breonna Taylor’s 27th birthday by joining the #JusticeforBreonnaTaylor hashtag. Three white Louisville, Ky. Police officers shot and killed Taylor, an EMT, in her home while serving a drug warrant at the wrong apartment. 

 

BET has been covering every angle of George Floyd’s death in police custody, other social justice cases and the subsequent aftermath and protests. For our continuing coverage, click here.

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