Dr. Dre joined Lil Wayne to speak about the "extremely painful" death of George Floyd, the unarmed Minneapolis resident killed by a police officer who kneeled on his neck for more than eight minutes, on Apple Music's Young Money Radio Friday night (May 29).
"It's like, man, that situation, it hurt my heart. My heart is still aching," Dr. Dre said. "And it felt like that cop had his knee on all of our necks, meaning black men. And yeah, it's extremely painful. It's extremely painful because it keeps going on. It continues to go on and it's like, 'What can we do? Or what do we need to do to make this thing stop? What is supposed to happen to make this thing stop? It has to stop. What the... is supposed to happen?'"
"They're supposed to be arrested and convicted of first-degree murder," he said after ex-Minneapolis cop Derek Chauvin was charged with third-degree murder and manslaughter. "Point blank, period ... They're supposed to be convicted of first-degree murder. And the f---ed up part is they're so brazen with it, broad daylight, with cameras on. And he's got his knee on this guy's neck for that amount of time and he doesn't give a f---. His hand is in his pocket. He may as well have been whistling."