George Floyd Memorial Scholarship Announced During Minneapolis Service

Carla Harmon
June 6, 2020

Rev. Jesse Jackson was also present.

"Everyone wants to come see the services for George Floyd", she said.

Sharpton then took a moment to acknowledge the famous faces who came to show their support, joking that they couldn't relate to his experience of growing up with roaches in NY.

At one point during his moving speech, Rev. Al Sharpton made a decision to take a moment to acknowledge all the celebrity attendees. But of course, Tiffany Haddish had had to say ** since He forgot to mention it ... Her antics today further solidify my stance on it. "THIS WHOLE Tiffany Haddish thing is a LIE‼ DID ANY OF YOU LOOK AT THE SERVICE?!?!" one person struck back at the critics. Black entertainment icons Kevin Hart, Tyler Perry, and Tiffany Haddish were among the celebrities at the emotional service. It's really weird.Like.what. I'm seeing people tweet outright lies about her for rts and likes. Kevin Hart asked not to be singled out and he did it anyways. "Whether Tiff asked to be recognized or not, he is in the wrong for doing so. first ".

The somber memorial for George Floyd in Minneapolis, on Thursday, drew a bevy of high-profile politicians and celebrities, including Kevin Hart, Tiffany Haddish and Ludacris.

The awkward screams aside, Al Sharpton still uttered a moving compliment.

The moment garnered a ton of backlash, some criticizing Tiffany for supposedly "centering" herself at a memorial service, especially considering the circumstances of the deceased's death. "Because ever since 401 years ago, the reason we could never be who we wanted and dreamed of being is you kept your knee on our neck", he addressed the crowd gathered inside North Central University's Frank J. Lindquist Sanctuary.

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