Questlove, Blood Orange, Chance the Rapper react to Philando Castile, Alton Sterling shootings

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On Wednesday night in Minnesota, a police officer shot and killed Philando Castile, a 32-year-old black man, during a traffic stop. The officer shot Castile as he reached for his wallet when prompted to show ID. His girlfriend, Lavish Reynolds, captured the shooting on camera, and the video has since been widespread on news and social media. Just a day before, 37-year-old Alton Sterling, also a black man, was shot and killed by a police officer in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, outside of a convenience store. That was also captured on video by a bystander outside the store, and has likewise been shared via news outlets and social media. Many musical artists, including Killer Mike, ?uestlove, Chance the Rapper, Blood Orange, Shamir and John Legend have shared their reactions and reflections via social media, which you can read below.

Update: Beyonce has posted a statement on her website, titled “Freedom,” written in all caps, which implores, “Stop Killing Us.” Read it below.

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