Floyd was killed after a Minneapolis police officer kneeled on his neck for over eight minutes. He pleaded for the cop to get off him, but he didn't listen. This is just the latest Black man to die at the hands of law enforcement, and many citizens, including celebrities, are fed up with the injustice.
“We have very clearly benefited from so many different communities of people — and most apparent to us, the black and LGBTQ+ communities. It is our turn to stand in solidarity with our black fans, friends, colleagues, neighbors, etc… and show our support in a very tangible way,” the beginning of the statement read.
“These contributions are in addition to our commitment to be teachable, be vigilant, and be responsible with our privilege. We love you, we LOVE YOU...and BLACK LIVES MATTER,” the band wrote to close out its statement.
Williams also shared a statement on Instagram from her hair dye company, Good Dye Young, and also posted a list of causes and organizations fans can support.