Beyoncé has written an open letter to authorities in US state of Kentucky seeking justice for the death of Breonna Taylor. Taylor, a black woman and EMT, was shot eight times by police during a drug raid three months ago. No drugs were ever found in the apartment. Officers involved in the shooting have been suspended while an investigation is conducted. The letter reads in part, "With every death of a Black person at the hands of the police there are two real tragedies: the death itself and the inaction and delays that follow it. This is your chance to end that pattern. Take swift and decisive action in charging the officers. The next months can not look like the last three." Taylor’s Family says they are grateful for Beyoncé’s involvement.
Bollywood was shocked yesterday when actor Sushant Singh Rajput was found dead in his Mumbai home. The 34-year-old apparently committed suicide. A medical examiner declared the death a suicide, but one of Sushant’s uncles claims he was murdered, and is asking for an investigation. Some of Bollywood’s biggest stars are posting their memories of the actor. His funeral is today.
It’s pretty much well known that Sia is a good person. She donates money to lots of worthy causes, she recently adopted two 18-year-old boys who are cycling out of the foster care system, and she loves mermaids. What’s not to like, right? But even Sia makes mistakes - she recently confused Nicki Minaj and Cardi B. A fan asked on Twitter if she would be interested in collaborating with Nicki Minaj, and Sia replied saying she would love to collaborate with Cardi B. Oops. We’ve all been there. After everybody started jumping on her, Sia apologized, calling herself “a buffoon” for the mistake.
Adele marked the 3rd anniversary of the deadly fire at Grenfell Tower in London by speaking to survivors via Zoom. The tragic fire claimed 72 lives.