Big Boy and Ryan Seacrest connected on-air on Monday, June 1, amid the unrest following George Floyd's death. As protests continue to explode across the nation and looting and riots have ensued, Big Boy stressed he wants people to divert their attention to now what?
“We’ve been in a position, bro, where the people, you know, they’re tired,” Big Boy shared. “People are tired and as far as the conversation we’ve been having I just want to really tell people to divert their energy into a different place. … We got the attention. Now it’s what do we do with it now? I don’t think that everyone that’s out there at the moment is out there for George Floyd.”
Peaceful protests started following the unjust killing of Floyd, an unarmed black man who died in police custody in Minneapolis after a white police officer pinned him down with a knee on his neck, last week. The officer, Derek Chauvin, has since been fired and charged with Floyd’s murder. Amid the protests, chaos has exploded, with thousands arrested nationwide following looting and vandalism.
“We’re getting a lot of mixed messages out there,” Big Boy added. “… I think we’re starting to water down the actual message. ...There's some people, Ryan, that are playing chess and I feel that there's a lot of us that are playing checkers.”
Listen back to the full interview in the audio above.