The recent death of George Floyd at the hands of law enforcement officials in Minneapolis has sparked public outcry and spurred a wave of protests around the country and world. Many celebrities were spotted out in their hometown joining in the protest, including Wale, J. Cole, and Michael B. Jordan. Now boxing champion Floyd Mayweather has come forward in support of the victim’s family and committed to helping them during this tragedy.
Hollywood Unlocked broke the news Monday that the professional boxer told with the publication’s founder CEO Jason Lee about his commitment to take care of all Floyd’s funeral expenses during a private conversation. Mayweather added that Anzel Jennings, CEO of his TMT music label, grew up with Floyd in Houston and that Jennings reached out to the Floyd family on Mayweather’s behalf. The family plans to hold three services in different locations, including Houston, Floyd’s hometown, Charlotte, and Minneapolis. “The family is also looking to have a fourth service in another location. Mayweather has also offered to take care of those expenses as well,” reports Hollywood Unlocked.
In the report, Mayweatherexpressed deep sadness over the recent string of deaths at the hands of law enforcement and is distraught about the minimal charges the officer responsible for Floyd’s death has received.
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HU Staff: Kecia Gayle @kecia.kae Hearts are broken all over the world following the tragic death of George Floyd — the unarmed black man who suffocated under the knee of white Minneapolis police officer, Derek Chauvin. Although his death is still very hard to take in, many people all over the world are determined to get justice for George and his family. ______________________________________________________________ Many people including a number of celebrities have taken the streets to protest for George. Some public figures have even used their platform to shed light on his story. However, we’ve just learned that Boxing Champ Floyd Mayweather has personally reached out to George’s family to help out in a major way. ______________________________________________________________ While speaking with Hollywood Unlocked CEO Jason Lee during a private conversation, Mayweather shared that he was distraught after learning the minimal charge former officer Chauvin received for killing George — just third-degree murder and manslaughter. He told Jason that he was in a group chat with Anzel Jennings, the CEO of TMT music label, who shared that he actually grew up with George in Houston. Following their conversion, Jennings reached out to the family on Mayweather’s behalf. The 43-year-old star felt compelled to do something so he committed to paying for the three funeral services in Houston, George’s hometown – Minnesota and Charlotte. The family is also looking to have a fourth service in another location. Mayweather has also offered to take care of those expenses as well. ______________________________________________________________ Read more at hollywoodunlocked.com : Photo Credit: GETTY IMAGES ______________________________________________________________ If you have a tip or suggestion, or want to talk to us about this story, Text the word “TIP” to 1-310-388-6463!