Ice Cube, the rapper and actor, took to Twitter on Tuesday after George Floyd died in police custody. The rapper’s tweet said, “How long will we go for Blue on Black Crime before we strike back???”

The rapper, whose real name is O’Shea Jackson, reposted the video shared by fellow rapper Talib Kweli which shows a Minneapolis police officer’s knee pinning Floyd to the ground.

In the video, Floyd is heard yelling, “I cannot breathe! I cannot breathe! Don’t kill me!”


Ice Cube canceled his appearance on Good Morning America in the wake of Floyd’s death. The rapper tweeted, “I apologize to everyone expecting to see me on Good Morning America today, but after the events in Minnesota with George Floyd I’m in no mood to tell America, good morning.”

Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey announced the firings of four Minneapolis Police Department officers involved in Floyd’s death just hours after the video of Floyd went viral. “Four responding MPD officers involved in the death of George Floyd have been terminated. This is the right call,” Frey tweeted.

The Mayor said in a statement, “For five minutes we watched as a white officer pressed his knee to the neck of a black man. For five minutes. When you hear someone calling for help, you are supposed to help. This officer failed in the most basic human sense. What happened … was simply awful.”

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