Britney Spears is speaking out on the brutal murder of George Floyd and not only is she using her platform to support ‘Black Lives Matter’ she is also asking her fans to take part in the music industry blackout on Tuesday, June 2.
In a statement, posted on the pop star’s Instagram page, Britney says she will not be posting on social media for the next 24 hours following the message and asks her fans to get off of their devices and do what we can to make the world a better place.
“What the world needs now is love ….. ?? ” Britney began.
She continued, “My heart breaks for my friends in the black community …. and for everything going on in our country. Right now I think we all should do what we can to listen …. learn … do better …. and use our voices for good.”
The pop princess also confirmed she will be taking part in the music industries blackout Tuesday. “To start I will be participating in #BlackoutTuesday tomorrow ….. I won’t be posting on social media and I ask you all to do the same. We should use the time away from our devices to focus on what we can do to make the world a better place …. for ALL of us !!!!!” she wrote.
Britney concluded her post, saying, “PS if you’d like to help …. text FLOYD to 55156 and donate to organizations like #BlackLivesMatter if you are able to. God Bless You ALL !!!! #TheShowMustBePaused”
As for the Tuesday Blackout, music mogul Quincy Jones posted the reason behind the message and about joining the movement.
“It’s hard to know what to say because I’ve been dealing with racism my entire life. That said, it’s rearing its ugly head right now & by God it’s time to deal with it once & for all,” he began.
Quincy continued, “My team & I stand for justice. Conversations will be had & action will be taken. #THESHOWMUSTBEPAUSED,” Jones said.
The music icon explained, “Due to recent events please join us as we take an urgent step of action to provoke accountability and change. As gatekeepers of the culture, it’s our responsibility to not only come together to celebrate the wins, but also hold each other up during a loss.”
Quincy asked his followers and fellow musicians to “Join us on Tuesday JUNE 2 as a day to disconnect from work and reconnect with our community.”