Rihanna and Nicki Minaj are among the global celebrities using their platforms to speak out in support of protests against police brutality in Nigeria.
On Tuesday night, Nigerian security forces opened fire on protesters in Lagos, as the government sought to clamp down on marches against police brutality.
“I can’t bear to see this torture and brutalization that is continuing to affect nations across our planet!” Rihanna wrote on social media. “It’s such a betrayal to the citizens, the very people put in place to protect are the ones we are most afraid of being murdered by!
“My heart is broken for Nigeria man!! It is unbearable to watch! I’m so proud of your strength and not letting up on the fight for what’s right! #ENDSARS,” she added.
Nicki Minaj also joined the growing list of stars rallying around the #EndSARS movement.
“Standing with & praying for the brave young people of Nigeria who are on the front lines of this senseless violence. Your voice is being heard. #EndSARS,” the rapper wrote.
Nigerian superstars including John Boyega, Davido, and Burna Boy have called for an end to the violence in Nigeria. Burna Boy on Tuesday encouraged his followers to sign a petition to implement sanctions against the Nigerian government and officials.
International celebrities including Kanye West, Big Sean, Trey Songz, and Lil Baby have taken to social media to voice their support for the #EndSARS campaign since the protests began early October.