Ariana Grande, Rachel Lindsay, More Stars Protest George Floyd's Death


Ariana Grande, Rachel Lindsay, Halsey and more stars joined the thousands of protesters in cities across the U.S. to demand justice for George Floyd while advocating for the Black Lives Matter movement.

Floyd died while being restrained in police custody in Minneapolis on Monday, May 25. His death sparked outrage as celebrities spoke out against police brutality and racial inequality on social media. Mass protests kicked off in Minneapolis before spreading to cities across the U.S. where stars took their advocacy offline.

Grande, 26, was spotted at a Black Lives Matter protest in Los Angeles on Saturday, May 30, where she wore a mask and held up a sign that read “Black Lives Matter.” Days earlier, the “Thank U, Next” singer urged her followers to get involved in the movement via Instagram.

“A lot of things feel scary, dangerous and uncertain right now … but there are things within our control: voting, contacting lawmakers, and taking the census,” Grande wrote on Friday, May 29.

Other stars documented their activism on social media including Lindsay, 35, who shared a photo of herself and her husband, Bryan Abasolo, after they hit the streets to protest on Saturday.

Halsey reunited with her ex-boyfriend Yungblud on Saturday in Los Angeles where she shared that police “fired rubber bullets” at protesters.

“We did not breach the line,” the “Graveyard” singer wrote. “Hands were up. Unmoving. And they gassed and fired.”

The New Jersey native later assured fans that she “was not arrested” but noted the importance of the safety of her fellow protesters.

“Im safe. There were ppl I had to get to safety as many of them have VISAs. Myself + many of my peers were shot, gassed + antagonized. The frontline was calm + did not provoke. BUT MANY ARE NOT SAFE + MANY ARE IN CUSTODY,” Halsey tweeted.

Protesting turned violent for some stars including Kendrick Sampson and John Cusack.

The Insecure actor, 32, was hit with rubber bullets while he was taking part in the protests in Los Angeles on Saturday. Sampson shared eight videos on Instagram that showed a demonstration at Pan Pacific Park where officers fired rubber bullets at protesters. In another video, Sampson appears to be hit by an officer’s baton as he asks police “Why are you hitting me?”

Cusack, 53, for his part, shared video footage on Saturday of police in Chicago coming at him “with batons” while he was protesting on his bicycle.

Scroll down to see the stars on the frontlines of the George Floyd protests.

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Rachel Lindsay

The Bachelorette alum posted a picture of herself and Abasolo wearing masks as they headed home after marching on May 30. “Today we protested,” she wrote. “Today we went beyond our platform. Today we put action behind our words. Today we used our voices to make a difference. Today is just one day in the fight. We have to keep pushing forward and demanding change.”

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Anna Kendrick

The actress shared pictures and video footage of herself and her Pitch Perfect 2 costar Chrissie Fit on May 30 as they joined a crowd of people marching in the streets in Los Angeles.

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Machine Gun Kelly

The “Bad Things” rapper showed his support via Instagram on May 30 when he posted a photo of himself at a protest holding a sign that read, “Silence is a betrayal.”

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Porsha Williams

The Real Housewives of Atlanta star posted video footage of herself on the frontlines of a protest on Saturday in Atlanta where she can be heard yelling “Black lives matter.” Williams and her friends snapped a group photo that showed them holding up signs that read, “Resisting arrest doesn’t warrant death” and “We matter.”

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Jamie Foxx

The Ray star attended a rally for Floyd on May 29 in Minneapolis where he also spoke at a press conference held at Minneapolis City Hall.

“I’m not a celebrity. I’m from Terrell, Texas,” Foxx said. “These are my brothers. This means everything because at the end of the day, when we see you guys out there on the frontline, we want to let you know that you’ve got support. God bless George and his family.”

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Nick Cannon

The former America’s Got Talent judge joined protesters in Minneapolis and wore a black sweatshirt that read, “Please, I can’t breathe” — a phrase Floyd said before his death — on May 29.

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John Cusack

“Cops didn’t like me filming the burning car so they came at me with batons. Hitting my bike,” the High Fidelity star wrote on May 30 alongside footage of his incident with police.

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Halsey

“A true patriot is someone who will rebel against the government if it becomes necessary, to protect the greater good of their fellow citizens. We are patriots,” the “Closer” singer tweeted on May 30. “If you are not, you are a coward. THIS is what democracy looks like.”

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Emily Ratajkowski

The model said she was on the scene of a protest in Los Angeles “all day” and claimed that the gathering was peaceful until police arrived.

“The police are MILITARIZED and civilians have no weapons,” she tweeted on May 30. “These are not violent protests but they become violent when an actual ARMY is deployed. RIOTS ARE THE LANGUAGE OF THE UNHEARD.” Emily also posted photos and videos from the protest, including one clip of protesters standing across the street from a burning car.”

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Tinashe

“Show up,” the “2 On” singer captioned a photo of herself via Instagram holding up a “Black Lives Matter” sign on May 30.

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Kehlani

“RESPECT EXISTENCE OR EXPECT RESISTANCE,” the “Honey” singer captioned a video clip of protestors shaking a police car in Los Angeles on May 30.

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Lauren Jauregui

The former Fifth Harmony member attended a protest in Miami that she said was as  “peaceful as f–k” until police arrived in “full gear” with tear gas on May 30.

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Paris Jackson

“Today started out so beautifully, seeing people come together with peace and harmony in their hearts,” the model wrote via Instagram on May 30. “It broke my heart to see it all go up in flames. violence is not the answer. how do we expect to bring our world up to a happier and higher and healthier way of living if we’re stooping as low as those that committed the crimes we’re protesting ? peaceful protest only!!”

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Kendrick Sampson

“Appreciate the outpouring of support & standing with us but if y’all really want to support, make sure we do EVERYTHING in our POWER to #DEFUNDPOLICE – END THE LEGACY OF SLAVE CATCHING and use those resources, OUR RESOURCES to build BETTER. Make THAT the headlines. Put in WORK,” the How to Get Away With Murder star wrote via Twitter on May 30 after he was hit with rubber bullets and an officer’s baton while protesting.

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