The music industry is calling for a “Blackout Tuesday” in response to George Floyd’s death.
All three major record labels have shared a message on social media promising “a day to disconnect from work and reconnect with out community”.
Interscope vowed not to release new music this week, while Apple Music’s Ebro Darden cancelled his radio shows.
Floyd died after a white police officer knelt on his neck for several minutes, prompting protests in the US and UK.
Minneapolis policeman Derek Chauvin has been sacked and charged with third-degree murder. He is due to appear in court on Monday.
Taking to Instagram, Rihanna spoke of the “devastation, anger [and] sadness” she has felt since Floyd’s death.
“Watching my people get murdered and lynched day after day pushed me to a heavy place in my heart,” she wrote.
Beyoncé filmed an Instagram video urging fans to sing a petition seeking “justice for George Floyd”.
“We all witnessed his murder in broad daylight…We’re broken and we’re disgusted. We cannot normalise this pain”