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LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 24: Michael Jordan speaks during The Celebration of Life for Kobe & Gianna Bryant at Staples Center on February 24, 2020 in Los Angeles, California.

Michael Jordan has released a statement regarding George Floyd via his official Jumpman 23  Instagram page.

“I am deeply saddened, truly pained, and plain angry,” Jordan wrote. “I see and feel everyone’s pain, outrage, and frustration.”

“I stand with those who are calling out the ingrained racism and violence toward people of color in our country,” the NBA legend continued. “We have had enough.”

“I don’t have the answers, but our collective voices show strength and the inability to be divided by others,” he continued.

“We must listen to each other, show compassion and empathy, and never turn our backs on senseless brutality. We need to continue peaceful…expressions against injustice and demand accountability.”

“Our unified voice needs to put pressure on our leaders to change our laws, or else we need to use our vote to create systemic change,” Jordan went on.

“Every one of us needs to be part of the solution, and we must work together to ensure justice for all.”

“My heart goes out to the family of George Floyd and to the countless others whose lives have been brutally and senselessly taken through acts of racism and injustice.”

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As we previously reported,  Lizzo issued a statement regarding George Floyd and the protests that have taken place internationally against police brutality in the United States due to Floyd and other victims of police brutality.

“Protest is not the end of progress, it is the beginning. I wonder what would happen if all the big companies and celebrities who have shown support on social media came out and used their platform to let activists and protesters speak and be seen?” Lizzo wrote on Instagram.

“I wonder what would happen if we allowed the outrage to have positive influence in our local government? What would happen if those in power defunded the police & dismantled their racist culture and corrupt power structures?”

Jay-Z also spoke out regarding Floyd via his entertainment management company Roc Nation. Over the weekend, Jay-Z issued a statement regarding George Floyd via his entertainment management company, Roc Nation.

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In a statement that was shared to Roc Nation’s Instagram page, Jay-Z wrote, “After our very earnest conversation, thank you to Governor Walz for doing what’s right and calling in Attorney General Keith Ellison to take over the George Floyd case. Earlier today, governor Walz mentioned having a human conversation with me, a dad and a black man in pain and I am not the only one.”

“Now I, along with an entire country in pain, call upon AG Ellison to do the right thing and prosecute all those responsible for the murder of George Floyd to the fullest extent of the law.”

“This is just a first step. I am more determined to fight for justice than any fight my would-be oppressors may have,” Jay-Z continued. “I prevail on every politician, prosecutor and officer in the country to have the courage to do what is right.”

“Have the courage to look at us as humans, dads, brothers, sisters, and mothers in pain and look at yourselves,” Jay-Z concluded.

Glennisha Morgan is a Detroit-bred multimedia journalist and writer. She writes about intersectionality, hip-hop, pop culture, queer issues, race, feminism, and her truth. Follow her on Twitter @GlennishaMorgan.