On Monday night, Big Sean, who is currently working on his Detroit 2 album, took a moment to post a PSA on his Instagram to address the current Black Lives Matter protests that have stemmed from the murder of George Floyd by a white police officer.
In a video titled “From the heart,” the “My Last” rapper demanded justice and said that unless there are serious changes, the unrest will continue.
“Clearly, we got the whole world’s attention, obviously. And justice has to be served, period. And if it’s not, I don’t think things are going to change or get better.”
Sean also spoke to the few disingenuous people who appear to only be participating in the protests for their own gain.
“It’s been a lot of unity but I’ve also seen a lot of people with ulterior motives that look like undercover cops…starting a lot of the conflicts, a lot of the issues. I don’t know if it’s to make us look like we wild beasts or don’t have control, but we clearly are not wild beasts. We’re extraordinary, talented, magical people that if you took us out of the equation, the world would be very, very bland.”
The 32-year-old also went on to give his followers a history lesson in slavery, which molded this country into the racially divisive structure that is remains today, adding that, “Our ancestors built this country for free, OK? So I’m just talking from the heart right now but one of my biggest issues is that…this current government and country, is built on a racist foundation. A lot of us know this. You want to talk about systemic oppression, you want to talk about the justice system being targeted to people that look like me.”
Sean concluded his address with a message of hope and encouragement to those on the frontlines of the movement, as the world continues to demand justice and equality for blacks.
“It feels like it’s a long road ahead of us so I’m just wishing to my sisters and brothers, again, so much strength, and to everyone supporting us, black lives matter, God bless you, and I’m so proud to be black.”
You can view his heartfelt message below.