Lizzo sounds off amid ongoing social unrest following police killing of Daunte Wright

‘Check yourself and check your humanity’: Lizzo sounds off amid ongoing social unrest following police killing of Daunte Wright

Lizzo took to Instagram Stories on Wednesday speaking out about the ongoing issues with police brutality and racism in the wake of the police killing of Daunte Wright, the 20-year-old man who was fatally shot Sunday in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota.

The 32-year-old posted a series of social media posts in reaction to the incident, including one from Twitter user @Ryan_Ken_Acts about the incident.

The tweet read, ‘I don’t even like tweeting about racist police violence bc it feels like part of the ritual. But what Black people feel is how everyone should feel when harm befalls another human. Not an intellectual exercise/talking point. You should feel. Grief means your humanity is in tact.’

Speaking up: Lizzo, 32, took to Instagram Stories on Wednesday speaking out about the ongoing issues with police brutality and racism in the wake of the police killing of Daunte Wright, the 20-year-old man who was fatally shot Sunday in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota

The Detroit native responded in a series of clips, saying, ‘Exactly, if somebody dies, you should care.

‘People who don’t care that somebody died and can justify are not people – you are not people,’ said the artist, whose real name is Melissa Viviane Jefferson.

The Good as Hell performer didn’t hold back with her anguish over the incident, in which police said that former Brooklyn Center police Officer Kim Potter mistakenly fired a handgun in place of a Taser to subdue Wright, who is Black, in their attempt to arrest him over an outstanding warrant.

‘I don’t know what the f*** – check yourself and check your humanity,’ the Truth Hurts singer said. ‘Can’t justify any of this s***, how can you, it’s so confusing to me.’

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