Beyoncé is among the growing list of celebs voicing their outrage, frustration, fear and concern over the recent police shootings of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile.
Bey posted her response to the events on her website and encouraged fans to take a stand.
“We are sick and tired of the killings of the young men and women in our communities. It’s up to us to take a stand and demand that they stop killing us. We don’t need sympathy. We need everyone to respect our lives,” she wrote.
“We all have the power to channel our anger and frustration into action. We must use our voices to contact the politicians and legislators in our districts and demand social and judicial changes,” she continued.
In addition to the written statement, she also posted a call to action on Instagram.
Since the release of her Formation video back in February and her performance at this year’s Superbowl, the Grammy Award winning superstar has been both praised (and criticized) by fans, celebrity peers and political types for incorporating messages surrounding race and police brutality into her music.
Bey also directed followers to a link where they can contact their local Congressman or woman to demand action and links for more information on how to demand justice for Alton Sterling, Philando Castile and black victims of police brutality across the country.