NLE Choppa is one celebrity who has not kept quiet over the killing of 29-year-old Tyre Nichols
In response to the news of Tyre Nichols’ passing, NLE Choppa led a peaceful protest on January 28th in his hometown Memphis (the place where the tragic incident took place). And, in a recent interview with TMZ, the Shotta Flow hitmaker disclosed his plans to launch a #SkateforTyre foundation in honor of Tyre Nichols and to support his family. Tyre Nichols was brutally beaten by five black Memphis policemen on January 7th, 2023 leading to his death.
According to NLE Choppa, he had never skated before the #SkateForTyre protest but the painful murder of Tyre Nichol and his love for skateboarding has not only made him decide to commit to the sport as a hobby but also start a foundation that would help generate revenue for the deceased’s family.
“l still got the skateboard, the one I was using for the protest, and even the two days after the protest I skated each of those days so for sure it’s a hobby I picked up,” Choppa said. “Every time I skate, I’m gonna remember bro and always put on for him and that I just appreciate him.”
While leading the peaceful protest NLE Choppa had earlier expressed: “Today, I felt it on my heart to turn a negative situation to a positive. I actually went to sleep dwelling on how I could wake up today and do that,” he said in a video posted to social media “I just want to skate for Tyre in respect to him and know that’s how he would have wanted everybody to act.”
He also shared a picture of the protest held in Tyre Nichols’ name on his Twitter with the caption: “Thank You, God, Please Keep Using Me, I SURRENDER !! #SkateForTyre #JusticeforTyreNichols ✊🏾🕊️🤲”
The late Tyre Nichols was a 29-year-old Memphis resident and FedEx worker who was passionate about skateboarding and photography. The body cam and surveillance video of his altercation with the police which eventually led to his death have made rounds on social media and gained attention from other celebrities like Ciara, Ari Lennox, Justin Timberlake, and Viola Davis as well as former President Barrack Obama as they kicked against police brutality.