Minnesota governor Tim Walz has revealed that he received a phone call from Jay-Z, who demanded that justice be served following the killing of unarmed Black man, George Floyd.
"I received a call last night -- to understand how big this was -- from Jay-Z. Not international performer but dad stressing to me that justice needs to be served," Walz said. "It was so incredibly human. It was a dad, and I think quite honestly a Black man whose visceral pain of this that he knew. His words summarized that justice needs to be served here."
He continued: "[Jay-Z] said he feels the compassion and the humanity of these folks who are speaking," Walz said. "He knows the world is watching, and how Minnesota handles this is going to have an impact across the country. It's a positive sign that someone of a stature, that has a presence like that, is focused in the moment of what Minnesotans are focused on."
Walz says that CNN reporter Van Jones connected the two.