NLE Choppa took some time this weekend to honor Tyre Nichols, the latest victim of police brutality in Memphis. The rapper organized and led a peaceful protest Saturday in honor of the 29-year-old Black man and his love for skating.
“#SkateForTyre…Let’s Do Something Peaceful And Loving For Something Tyre Loved To Do,” he wrote alongside a video shared to his account ahead of the protest. In the clip, he added, “I just want to skate for Tyre in respect to him and know that’s how he would have wanted everybody to act.”
Supporters met NLE Choppa at 4687 Cottonwood Road, where they started chanting, “No justice, no peace, we gon’ skate for Tyre.” At the end of the march, the rapper thanked them for joining him.
“I know it’s hard for us to all come together, and it’s kinda sad it takes something tragic for us to do this,” he said to the group. “But I’m grateful for it for everybody to be together, so I just want to thank y’all for being a part of this.”
Tyre was attacked and killed by five officers during a traffic stop on January 7. The officers involved have been fired and face charges.
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