Rapper Kanye West has been shown in favor of the protests that took place in Nigeria against an elite anti-theft police unit whose officers have been charged with harassment, torture and murder.
Through his Twitter account, West stated: “I support my Nigerian brothers and sisters to end police brutality, the government must respond to the cries of the people“.
The rapper’s condemnation of the violence comes after, last Sunday, the Nigerian Government announced the dissolution of the Special Anti-Theft Unit (SARS). The Executive made the decision after several days of massive demonstrations both in Nigeria and outside the country in which thousands of people demanded the dismantling of this police unit.
I stand with my Nigerian brothers and sisters to end police brutality, the government must answer to the peoples cries #EndPoliceBrutalityinNigeria
— Ye (@kanyewest) October 12, 2020
Under the slogan #EndSARS (end SARS), the protests have gone viral on social networks. However, the fact that made the difference was the disclosure of a video in which the death of a young man in a police station in the Niger Delta. Police have denied that the images are real.
Kanye West supported that popular campaign following the example of other international artists such as Trey Songz, Sean Diddy Combs o Cardi B.
The rapper, who has sold more than 20 million records worldwide and won 21 Grammy Awards, has made headlines in recent days due to his candidacy to the presidential elections of the United States.