Fans of Beyonce were not happy the iconic singer was not making any statement about the issues currently going on in Nigeria with the #EndSars movement.
Beyonce dropped the popular project entitled “Black Is King” a few months ago and had many African narratives in visuals and audio. One “Black is King” collaborator Tiwa Savage made a public plea for her to speak out on the injustices against Nigerian citizens. In Lekki, Lagos, witnesses told reporters that they were kneeling in a surrender position when police opened fire.
The star has now voiced her thoughts to the public and has shown sympathy for the situation. “I am heartbroken to see the senseless brutality taking place in Nigeria,” Beyoncé wrote in a message posted to her Instagram account. On Tuesday (October 20), numerous reports surfaced that protesters in Nigeria were being openly shot in the streets by police. Videos also surfaced showing people begging for mercy and help.
“We have been working on partnerships with youth organizations to support those protesting for change,” Beyonce continued. “We are collaborating with coalitions to provide emergency healthcare, food and shelter. To our Nigerian sisters and brothers, we stand with you.”
Check out Bey’s public statement below.
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