Update 05/28/2020 9:20am:
George Floyd, the man who died after a Minneapolis police officer was seen kneeling on his neck, was a Houston rapper who had worked with late Houston legend DJ Screw and his Screwed Up Click. Floyd rapped under the name "Big Floyd," and he was featured on several of DJ Screw's mixtapes. In 2000, he released an album called Block Party as a member of Presidential Playas.
Original Screwed Up Click member Lil Keke reacted to Floyd's death and the four officers involved in the incident being fired. He wrote on Instagram, "R.I.P. Big Floyd He took his life in broad day may God bring his family justice."
Floyd's close friend Stephen Jackson also reacted to the news of his death, stating in an Instagram video, "This what I gotta wake up to, huh? Floyd was my brother, man, we called each other 'twin,' bro. I had just sent him up two or three boxes of clothes. My boy was doing what he was supposed to do, man. Y'all went and killed my brother. I'm on my way to Minnesota, man. Whatever I can do. I can't let this ride, dog. Y'all not going to be mad until this hits your front door. Bullsh*t."
Original 05/27/2020 1:07pm:
New surveillance footage shows the moments before a Minneapolis police officer kneeled on George Floyd's neck as he repeatedly told them he couldn't breathe before he died. While police previously claimed that Floyd was resisting arrest, which is why force was needed in the incident, the video shows him complying with police as he exited his vehicle and an officer guided him to the side of a building in handcuffs.
Since the incident, all 4 officers involved in the incident have been arrested, while the FBI investigates the details surrounding Floyd's death.