Madonna Posts Video of Son Dancing to ‘Honor and Pay Tribute’ to George Floyd

Madonna
Paul Zimmerman/Getty Images

Madonna poses in the press room at the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards Press Room at Radio City Music Hall on Aug. 20, 2018 in New York City.

Madonna’s family is paying tribute to the late George Floyd... with dance.

The Queen of Pop posted a video of her son David Banda performing a dance routine to Floyd, his family and others facing “acts of racism and discrimination that happen on a daily basis in America,” she writes.

Madonna’s social post wraps with the hashtags #davidbanda #JusticeforGeorgeFloyd #MichaelJackson. The message is now trending, with many observing that its good intention completely misses the target.

The Hall of Famer spoke up earlier in the week as video of Floyd’s brutal treatment by Minnesota police shocked the world.

In the clip, an unarmed Floyd cried out that he couldn't breathe as an officer pressed his knee into his neck, long after he appeared motionless. Floyd later died at the hospital.

"This Officer knew he was being filmed and murdered him with arrogance and Pride,” Madonna wrote. “This has to stop!! Until we can over come Racism in America— no one should be allowed to carry a gun. Most of all cops," she continued. "God Bless you George Floyd Im so sorry for you and your family. And all the senseless killings that have gone before you. Will it ever end? I pray to GOD it does one day."

Until then—F--- The Police!" she concluded. "Yea I said it. Im not interested in being PC. Im interested in Justice."

 

THE BILLBOARD BIZ
SUBSCRIBER EXPERIENCE

The Biz premium subscriber content has moved to Billboard.com/business.


To simplify subscriber access, we have temporarily disabled the password requirement.