Social media users aren't very happy with Tokyo Jetz right now after she made a joke about George Floyd, the Black man who was killed by a police officer in Minneapolis, Minn. last week.
Early Monday morning (June 1), a now-viral video clip of a man, which appears on the Instagram story of an Atlanta hairstylist, Iamhairphysician, began circulating on the internet featuring Jacksonville, Fla. rapper Tokyo Jetz mocking the recent death of George Floyd. In the video, which looks like it was on the hairstylist's IG story, Jetz briefly has the stylist in a headlock and says, "I'ma George Floyd your muthafuckin’ ass."
Jetz began trending on Twitter and it's because folks on social media weren't standing for her joke about such a serious matter.
"The fact that u could even say that… @REALTOKYOJETZ shit not a joke ! CANCELED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!," said one person.
Another tweeted, "Oh wow Tokyo Jetz was very out of line … we all making lil Jokes and laughing at certain shit but what she said was very insensitive saying that wild shit out of her mouth."
A third person wrote, "At no point ever should a George Floyd or Eric Garner, or any situation like this be mocked or joked with. So for Tokyo Jetz to do that shit right after it’s happened. Can’t ever fuck with you now."
Tokyo's comment comes after a number of rappers were seen in various cities participating in protests for George Floyd. Bun B, Trae Tha Truth, Nick Cannon and Mysonne traveled to the Midwestern city to join other protesters fighting for change.
J. Cole was on the frontlines in his hometown of Fayetteville, N.C. while rappers Wale, Lil Tjay and more attended protests in Los Angeles. Lil Yachty protested in Atlanta as well.
Video footage surfaced on May 25 of former Minneapolis, Minn. police officer Derek Chauvin detaining George Floyd while pinning his knee on Floyd's neck. Floyd passed away shortly after. Days later, on May 29, Chauvin was arrested and charged with third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter.
XXL has reached out to a rep for Tokyo Jetz for a comment.
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