Jay-Z and Governor Tim Walz of Minnesota shared a phone call over the weekend to discuss the death of George Floyd and where to go from here. “Earlier today, Governor Walz mentioned having a human conversation with me. A dad and a black man in pain. Yes, I am human, a father and a black man in pain and I am not the only one,” Jay-Z said in a statement “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.”
Nick Cannon is among the many celebrities who joined protestors this weekend. Cannon opened up in a piece for Variety about his choice to got to Minneapolis to join the protests. ““I needed to be right there on 38th Street and Chicago where George Floyd’s life was tragically stolen from him. I needed to see the people in that community — how much love they had for their community and their people and how much pain this has caused,” Cannon wrote. “We feel the pain go across the world — the anger and the hurt. Those visuals will never be removed from our minds.”
Motley Crue’s stadium tour with Def Leppard, Poison and Joan Jett has officially been postponed until 2021. In a combined statement, the bands say, “We wanted to continue to communicate with our fans and update you with valid information as it becomes available. The official decision has been made to move all 2020 North American Stadium Tour dates into the summer of 2021.” The tour was schedule to kick off in Jacksonville, Florida on June 18th.