Lady Gaga, whose highly-anticipated Chromatica album arrived on Friday (May 29), was scheduled to host a listening session for her Little Monsters. However, as the tragic death of George Floyd has led to protests for justice across the nation, the pop star has postponed the event.
“As much as I want to listen to Chromatica together as a global group of kindness punks right now, our kindness is needed for the world today,” Gaga tweeted on Friday. “I’m going to postpone our listening session right now and encourage you all to take this time to register to vote and raise your voice.”
“I’m so glad the album is bringing you some joy, because that’s what I always wanted it to do. We’ll reschedule this very soon,” she continued.
I’m so glad the album is bringing you some joy, because that’s what I always wanted it to do. We’ll reschedule this very soon. ❤️— Lady Gaga (@ladygaga) May 29, 2020
The police-related death of George Floyd sparked outrage after a video of a Minneapolis officer kneeling on the unarmed black man’s neck sparked several nights of rioting and protests in the city amid calls for the arrest and charging of the four officers involved in the fatal incident.
On Friday afternoon, fired Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, the one portrayed in the video. was been charged with third-degree murder and manslaughter.