Rapper-actor Ice Cube canceled his scheduled appearance on “Good Morning America” on Thursday.
He is citing the killing of George Floyd by Minneapolis police as the reason why, said CNN.
“I apologize to everyone expecting to see me on Good Morning America today, but after the events in Minnesota with George Floyd I’m in no mood to tell America, good morning,” said Ice Cube on his Twitter account.
Ice Cube, whose real name is O’Shea Jackson, is just one of the many celebrities who voiced their outrage over the killing of Floyd.
Beyoncé, John Boyega, Ava DuVernay, Taylor Swift, Gabrielle Union, Cardi B, Cynthia Erivo, Lupita Nyong’o, Demi Lovato, Viola Davis, Janelle Monáe, Kim Kardashian West, Tracee Ellis Ross, Justin Bieber, Jeffrey Wright, Chance the Rapper, Ariana Grande, and LeBron James all voiced their distaste toward the incident.
In Minneapolis, hundreds of people took to the streets to protest on Tuesday and Wednesday after video of the incident surfaced, said CNN.
Floyd, an African-American, died at age 46 on Monday after he was being arrested by police for a report of a forgery in progress.
Police’s official report said Floyd died from a medical distress.
Which was countered by a bystander, Darnella Frazier, who posted the video that she took during the incident on her Facebook page,
In the video, one of the police officers was pressing his knees to Floyd’s neck, even as the victim unarmed and handcuffed.
Four police officers have been fired for their involvement in Floyd’s death, a decision which Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey said he supported “one hundred percent.”
According to the report, the FBI is investigating the issue and will present its findings to the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Minnesota for consideration of possible federal charges.
As this develops, protesters in Minneapolis had set on fire a police precinct station, besides other establishments that were looted and vandalized after two nights of unrest; and, the National Guards are called in to control the riot.