Asian artists take a stand to support the Black Lives Matter movement

Asian artists take a stand to support the Black Lives Matter movement

Musicians from all across the world are using their platforms in support of the Black Lives Matter movement.

Over the past week, following the death of George Floyd, rallies and demonstrations were held in over 100 cities worldwide as a cry against police brutality and the racial injustice people of color experience.

Read the statements artists and members of the music industry have shared below.

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Ruby Ibarra

Filipino-American rapper and music producer Ruby Ibarra opened up about how she as an emcee benefits from Black culture.


Rich Brian

Indonesian hiphop artist Rich Brian voiced out his thoughts and also donated $1,000 to the Minnesota Freedom Fund.


Kehlani

American Singer-songwriter Kehlani has been using her platform to raise awareness and encourage her fellow artists to donate to organizations like People's Break Oak.


Jae, Day6

Jae of K-Pop group Day6 shared resources on how to support the Black Lives Matter movement.


Mike Shinoda, Linkin Park

Linkin Park's Mike Shinoda shared five reminders for safety and rights to protestors.


Bohan Phoenix

Chinese-American rapper Bohan Phoenix urges listeners to donate, join peaceful protests, and use their voices to show their support for the Black community.


Jay Park

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Sick of making post’s like this and sick of the same shit happening over and over again. Me being inspired by black culture aside me having black homies aside just as a man and a human being.. to think how helpless he felt and how inhumane he was treated... to think what if that was my dad, or uncle or homie makes me sick to my stomach. Countless INNOCENT UNARMED ppl losing their lives and nobody taking responsibility or being held accountable. Ppl who are supposed to protect and keep the public safe don’t even have the common sense or compassion to know if they are killing somebody innocent? Police Departments and Ppl in position of power not doing anything to provoke change.. all of it makes me sick... the whole system is corrupt... and nobody wants to admit it cause they are all afraid of taking responsibility for countless years of unjust inhumane treatment. Cant even begin fathom how fed up the black community is with so many years of abuse. I Pray to God the truth prevails and i Pray to God ppl who have compassion and empathy are put into a place of power and authority and ppl who abuse their power for their own greed and ego and to feel superior all disappear. Same for the civilians abusing their privilege calling the police and LYING. Act like some Fuckin human beings and may God have mercy on ur souls. #RIPGEORGEFLOYD

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Jay Park shared a lengthy message via Instagram saying how Black culture has inspired him as a musician. He also donated $10,000 in support of Black Lives Matter.


Tablo, Epik High

Tablo of hiphop trio Epik High encouraged their listeners to demand for justice.


Shawn Wasabi

Filipino-American producer Shawn Wasabi decided to pull Warner Records' promo cycles around his debut record Mangotale and will be donating the leftover marketing budgets to Black Lives Matter organizations and restaurants that offer free meals.


ph-1

Korean-American rapper ph-1 donated $3,000 to the Black Lives Matter fund.


Crush

South Korean R&B singer Crush shared how Black cultured has inspired his music and also donated to the official George Floyd Memorial Fund via GoFundMe.


Riz Ahmed

Riz Ahmed encouraged fans to educate themselves and show up as allies for the movement.


DPR Live

DPR Live of 'Playlist' fame wrote his thoughts—in Korean and English—on how the Black community needs local and global support.


Other artists, including the likes of Beyoncé, Billie Eilish, Taylor Swift, Slipknot, and Harry Styles have also expressed their sentiments for the Black Lives Matter movement. Ariana Grande, Tinashe, ShuraYUNGBLUD, Halsey, Lamb of God, 5 Seconds of Summer, and J. Cole also went to the protests to show their support.

See their posts below.

Beyoncé


harry styles


taylor swift


Lady Gaga


Janelle Monáe


Ice Cube


John Legend


Ariana Grande


Randy Blythe, Lamb of God

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

“The Hidden City” Richmond, VA. 5.31.2020 Today I went out to shoot a protest & to listen. There was mostly talk of current events, of how people were sick & tired of being afraid for their lives. I shot & walked & listened to these people speak in the 17th Street Farmer’s Market, the former site of the second largest slave market in the USA- these men and women were standing on a podium speaking of equal rights & justice on the very same spot that slaves stood on the auctioneer’s block to be bought & sold as property. Then I walked a block to visit the site of the nearby Lumpkin’s Slave Jail, a place so brutal it was known as “The Devil’s Half-Acre” amongst slaves. Next to that is the spot where the slave Gabriel was hung at the gallows for his attempted rebellion in 1800- some of the stones from the gallows block he hung from were used to build the Broad St. bridge that passes over I95. Beside that I walked in the African Burial Ground, where the bones of slaves rest to this day in one big unmarked grave. So you see, my friends, there is a hidden city inside our city & you can see it if you but bother to look- it is everywhere. And the psychic legacy of that hidden city lives on in the pain of our black citizens who are so hurt & angry right now. The problems we are having today are NOT NEW. They are not just about one black man dying under a cop’s knee in Minnesota- THEY ARE 400 YEARS OLD. The Africans did NOT ask to be brought here- they were taken from their home by force. Their descendants are raised with that knowledge from birth, & still get treated as second-class citizens- how do we expect them to feel? I can trace my history back to the British Isles a very long way- most black Americans are lucky if they even have a record of a slave ancestor who was given their master’s name- they have no idea of their real, African family name. Their known history ends there- SLAVERY. Some people blow off this history by saying “Hey- I’ve never owned slaves- that was a long time ago.” True - but it’s utterly foolish to think that history does not shape today. So pay attention, people- listen to the hidden city & learn its lessons, so our city doesn’t burn today.

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Corey Taylor, Slipknot


J Cole


Tinashe


Halsey


Shura


Yungblud


Billie Eilish

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

#justiceforgeorgefloyd #blacklivesmatter

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5 Seconds of Summer


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