Janet Jackson has added her voice in support for the Black Lives Matter movement. George Floyd’s death two weeks ago has opened the flood gates in regards to raising awareness about racial discrimination in America. The 46-year-old man’s murder at the hands of a white police officer and his three colleagues sparked outrage and a series of protests throughout the country and increased awareness for the black community across the world.
Along with Beyoncé, Kanye West, Drake, and 50 Cent, Janet Jackson has now raised her own voice by posting a statement to her social media. The “All For You” singer used her 1989 album, “Rhythm Nation” to get her point across. The lead single of the same name focuses on racial unity, with the song’s music video filmed in black and white to reflect that.
“We are a nation with no geographic boundaries, bound together through our beliefs,” Janet Jackson wrote on Twitter alongside a clip that includes the names of black victims of police brutality. “We are like-minded individuals, sharing a common vision, pushing toward a world rid of colour lines.”
— Janet Jackson (@JanetJackson) June 7, 2020