Janet Jackson took to Twitter on Sunday to post a message in support of Black Lives Matter and urged Americans to rise as one to erase the boundaries that keep people apart.
“We are a nation with no geographic boundaries, bound together through our beliefs,” Jackson wrote. “We are like-minded individuals, sharing a common vision, pushing toward a world rid of color lines.”
Janet also listed names of black men and women who were victims of police violence and tagged the list #blacklivesmatter.
The visual sees the star reading her statement as the screen fades to show BLM. The clip also features images of Jackson in her Rhythm Nation outfit in the background.
Earlier, on June 5, Jackson joined a number of other artists and activists encouraging their followers to #SayHerName, a reference to what would have been the 27th birthday of Breonna Taylor, who was killed by Louisville police on March 13 when they burst into her apartment on a “no-knock warrant” and shot Taylor eight times after her boyfriend shot at what he thought were intruders.
Jackson has been encouraging followers to demand justice for Breonna Taylor, as well as murdered jogger Ahmaud Arbery and George Floyd.