Halsey joins George Floyd Protest
Halsey hit with rubber bullets during George Floyd nationwide protests on Saturday (May 30) over the death of George Floyd. Halsey is one of many musicians who took to the streets to protest the death of Floyd, who died after a Minneapolis police officer kneeled on his neck for nine minutes while he was handcuffed and face-down on the ground.
Nick Cannon, Lil Yachty, Chika, J. Cole, and many others have also joined protesters around the country to make their voices heard.
The biracial singer-songwriter — her mom is Irish, Italian and Hungarian, her dad African American — shared on her Instagram stories in a series of black-and-white photos Sunday that those who were marching in Los Angeles were not making trouble.
“we were peaceful hands up no tmoving not breaching the line. they opened fire of rubber bullets and tear gas multiple times on us. citizens who were not provoking them,” she wrote in the first two images, which showed police in protective gear and holding batons.
“most of us were simply begging them to have empathy. to reconsider. to consider humanity and our nations history and future,” she continued. “They opened fire multiple times. I was hit twice. Once by pellets and once by shrapnel. We were gassed repeatedly for hours.”
The musician ended her stories by saying that despite being fired upon by officers, the “frontline did not relent,” and urged her followers to “have courage,” noting that she would be back to protest.
Halsey hit Rubber Bullets news reached the internet and she also cleared up some confusion on Twitter, stating that she had not been detained during the demonstration. “I WAS NOT ARRESTED,” she tweeted, adding that she was safe and urging followers to donate to help with bail for those who were arrested. “There were ppl I had to get to safety as many of them have VISAs. Myself + many of my peers were shot, gassed + antagonized.”