Ne-Yo performed at the memorial service for George Floyd yesterday (June 9th) in Houston, Texas. Before his performance, the singer-songwriter spoke about the Floyd and how his death impacted him. He said, "50 states are protesting at the same time, this man changed the world. I just want to thank George Floyd for the sacrifice so my kids can be alright. I appreciate the sacrifice, I really do."

Following his words, Ne-Yo performed Boyz II Men's It's So Hard To Say Goodbye To Yesterday."

Of course, social media reacted immediately to Ne-Yo calling Floyd a "sacrifice," with one person tweeting, "Neyo just thanked George Floyd for his sacrifice so his kids can be alright...🧐I want y'all to stick with your talents and shut up about everything else."

Another wrote, :Did Neyo just call the murder of George Floyd...a sacrifice?"

One person tweeted, "Neyo out here talm bout he thanks George Floyd for the sacrifice 🥴 So that his kids can live in peace George did not ask to lose his life to be the sacrifice to ABOLISH police brutality and racial injustice. Can somebody tell these celebrities to STFU!!! #neyo."

Ne-Yo Thanks George Floyd For His ‘Sacrifice,’ Faces Major Backlash

By Music News Jun 9, 2020 | 8:00 PM
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