We really hope the proximity of these senseless deaths finally lead to some real change.
As you’ve probably heard by now, Alton Sterling was the first of two black men to be shot and killed by Police in America so far this week.
The 37-year-old father-of-five was selling CDs outside a store when two Baton Rouge, Louisiana cops responded to a call and began aggressively handling Alton before shooting him in the back while he was already restrained and pinned on the ground.
Obviously, most Americans took issue with the killing — especially since officers Blane Salamoni and Howie Lake II were caught on camera using brutal force — and celebrities are no different.
In the emotional Instagram post, the rapper noted that while he doesn’t know exactly how to push the Black Lives Matter movement forward, he’s confident an open and “honest dialogue” will get things started!
Ch-ch-check out Drake’s message to Alton and his family, as well as all the victims of gun violence (below)!!!
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Rest in peace, Alton.
[Image via Drake/Instagram.]