With all of the press that Detroit has received, there has been no lack of comments about the status of the city from poltictians to stars. Many stars have commented on the recent historic Bankruptcy and sending well wishes to Detroit’s comeback. Pop star Beyoncé even made a tribute to the city in her recent concert in Detroit.
The latest star to make a statement involving Detroit is J. Cole with his release of his video “Crooked Smile” which ends with the following statement:
“For Aiyana Stanley-Jones,” the video concludes. “And please reconsider your war on drugs.”
Aiyana Jones was killed on May 16, 2010 by a police officer during a police raid in Detroit.
Roland Lawrence, who chairs the Aiyana Stanley-Jones Committee, thanked J. Cole in a statement.
“There can be no forgetting what happened to an innocent 7-year old as she slept in her grandmother’s arms,” he said. “This effort and recognition by J. Cole hopefully will call us all on the table as it pertains to injustice in America, and, in fact, injustice everywhere.”
Watch J. Cole’s “Crooked Smile” Video: