Drake Publishes Emotional Open Letter In Response To Alton Sterling Shooting
“No one begins their life as a hashtag. Yet the trend of being reduced to one continues.”
Drake has published an open letter on Instagram in response to the shooting of Alton Sterling, 37.
Alton Sterling was killed in an incident with Baton Rouge police officers in Louisiana, America. Although police say that they were responding to reports of a man with a gun, video footage shot on a mobile phone show that Sterling posed no threat to the officers. The incident has caused a public outcry on social media.
In his emotional open letter, Drake sends his condolences to the Sterling family: “My thoughts and prayers are with the Sterling family and any family that has lost someone to this cycle of violence.”
Drake went on to write: “No one begins their life as a hashtag. Yet the trend of being reduced to one continues.”
Read Drake’s full statement below: