Emily Ratajkowski, Ariana Grande, Other Celebrities Join George Floyd Protesters Over The Weekend

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While celebrities have shared messages of support on social media after the death of George Floyd, a handful of celebrities actually joined protesters over the weekend.

Ariana Grande and Emily Ratajkowski were among the celebrities who shared videos and photos from protests they joined.

“Hours and miles of peaceful protesting yesterday that got little to no coverage,” Grande tweeted Saturday alongside photos of a peaceful march. “all throughout beverly hills and west hollywood we chanted, people beeped and cheered along. we were passionate, we were loud, we were loving. cover this too please. #BLACKLIVESMATTER.”

Model Ratajkowski shared photos from her experience protesting on her Instagram page. (RELATED: Colin Kaepernick Responds To The Death Of George Floyd)


Halsey was spotted participating in a protest over the weekend. The musician confirmed she had spent time protesting after she posted a series of tweets explaining her experience.

“I dont know how to articulate the horrors of today,” Halsey tweeted. “NG + officers firing rounds into kneeling crowds. We dont have enough medics on the ground on our side. I was treating injuries I am not qualified to. So much blood spilled. If you have med training pls go + standby outskirts.”

“And if you’re a white ally who is gonna stand and shout and antagonize the officers and NG and then hide behind black bodies when the shots start firing, f**k you,” she added. “You couldnt understand a shred of the bravery of the black folks at the front line. Thank you to everyone who stayed.”

Halsey also talked about bandaging a man who had been hit in the face with a rubber bullet.

“do not underplay these rubber bullets bc you have been told they are ‘not lethal’,” she wrote.
“I had to bandage a man who looked like his entire face had exploded today. So before you say, from the comfort of your home, that we’re exaggerating, please consider the injuries some have suffered.”

Yungblood was also present with Halsey during the protests.

Musician Kehlani has been vocal about racism on her Twitter and Instagram since Floyd’s death.

“LIVE,” she captioned a series of photos she said she took from protests. “NO JUSTICE, NO PEACE. LOS ANGELES MAY 30TH 2020. RESPECT EXISTENCE RO EXPECT RESISTANCE.”

Rapper J. Cole was spotted during the protests in North Carolina.

“J. Cole has joined the protest in downtown Fayetteville, NC,” Affinity Magazine founder Evelyn Woodsen tweeted. “So remember all the rappers who were out here donating and supporting when its time to buy albums.”

Paris Jackson was present during protests and claimed they were peaceful until they weren’t.

“today started out so beautifully, seeing people come together with peace and harmony in their hearts,” Jackson captioned a photo. “it broke my heart to see it all go up in flames. violence is not the answer. how do we expect to bring our world up to a happier and higher and healthier way of living if we’re stooping as low as those that committed the crimes we’re protesting ? peaceful protest only!!”

Nick Cannon also shared a photo of himself protesting on behalf of Floyd.

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“#JusticeForFloyd,” he captioned the photo of himself wearing a shirt saying, “Please I Can’t Breathe.”

Actor John Cusak filmed police reportedly going after him for filming the burning of a cop car while he was attending protests.

“Cops didn’t like me filming the burning car so they came at me with batons,” he tweeted alongside video. “Hitting my bike.”

“These were some of the peace officers — who gently tuned up my bike with their batons,” he added in another tweet.

The protests and riots broke out across American cities after Floyd died while in custody of the Minnesota Police Department. Video footage filmed by bystanders showed former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin kneeling on Floyd’s neck to keep him pinned to the ground.

Chauvin has since been charged with murder and manslaughter in the third degree.