The attorney of the family of Botham Jean, a young man, gunned down in his own home by an off-duty police officer, has blasted Nicki Minaj.
Last week, Nicki tweeted in frustration about the recent murder of Joshua Brown, one of the key witnesses in the trial against Amber Guyger.
Nicki stated that Brown should have been left alone and was upset that the judge and Jean's brother hugged his killer in the courtroom.
"@nickiminaj decided to shame the 18-year-old brother of #BothamJean for forgiving and embracing #AmberGuyger after she was convicted and sentenced for the murder of his brother. First, I have to welcome Nicki to the conversation. To date artist like @badgalriri, @iamcardib and a whole host of her colleagues have helped me advocate for justice for Botham and other victims of police brutality. Nicki has stood silent. But now she decides to take her huge platform and use it to attack a teenager grappling with the murder of his brother and the tenets of his faith," S. Lee Merritt wrote on Instagram.
According to the lawyer, the family was hurt by Nicki's words:
"Her statement hurt a family that I care very much about. I have a platform. I get to use it to address the evil people put out in the world," he added.
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