NLE Choppa recently organized a peaceful protest in his home city of Memphis over the appalling death of Tyre Nichols.
NLE Choppa organized a peaceful protest in his home city of Memphis to call for justice for Tyre Nichols. Moreover, he is one of many artists using their platform to honor the late Tyres memory and demand humane treatment from law enforcement. Furthermore, Choppa made the call to gather on Twitter and shared his experience on social platforms. NEW YORK, NEW YORK OCTOBER 24: NLE Choppa attends I Will Graduate Day 2022 at Barclays Center on October 24, 2022 in New York City. (Photo by Johnny Nunez/WireImage) #SkateForTyre 4687 Cottonwood Rd At 2PM, the rapper wrote. Lets Do Something Peaceful And Loving For Something Tyre Loved To Do #SPREADTHIS #MEMPHIS #901. On TikTok, he posted a compilation of the event. I Came Across This Video Of Tyre Skating So I Wanted To Dedicate A SKATE In The Streets For Him, he wrote. January 28, 2023 Later, videos from the gathering show the 20-year-old with a group of community members. As they march, they chant No justice, no peace, we gon skate for Tyre and Skate for Tyre, skate for Tyre. After police officers beat Nichols at a traffic stop, people shared videos of him skating to celebrate his life while demanding justice for his loss. A post shared by NLE Choppa (@nlechoppamusic) Also, the Shotta Flow artist published a video to social media addressing the situation and handling grief in times like these. Additionally, he shared his thoughts on footage spreading of the incident online that elaborate on his video. Ill never respect how footage is released of something so gruesome to keep people vibrating in the state of fear, anger, and hate! he tweeted. It should be way more respect for his innocent soul and even his FAMILY. What happened to rest in PEACE SMFH !! #RIPTyreNichols. Ill never respect how footage is released of something so gruesome to keep people vibrating in the state of fear, anger, and hate! It should be way more respect for his innocent soul and even his FAMILY. What happened to rest in PEACE SMFH !! A post shared by NLE Choppa (@nlechoppamusic) Furthermore, videos of the protest also show two armed men in all-black, seemingly members of law enforcement or security. While its unclear why he was there, he did not disturb the protest in these clips as Choppa rolled a skateboard beside him. Also, the rapper shared his appreciation for those present at the gathering. I wanna thank yall for coming out here and being a part of something, he told the crowd. I know its hard, its hard for us to all come together. Its kind of sad and tragic for us to get like this. But be grateful for it, Im grateful for it, for everybody being together. I just want to thank yall for being a part of this. Youre standing for something, everybody here standing for something. So I appreciate yall for coming. @nlechoppamusic