Beyonce, Cardi B, Kim Kardashian & More Demand Justice For Breonna Taylor

By Lauren Crawford

June 6, 2020

On what would have been Breonna Taylor's 27th birthday (June 5), celebrities from around the world used their platforms to demand justice for her senseless murder.

From Beyoncé to Kim Kardashian to Billie Eilish, celebrities called for the police officers who barged into the 26-year-old emergency medical technician home unannounced on March 13 and shot her eight times as she slept in bed, to be held accountable for her murder.

Not only was Breonna unarmed at the time of her death, but the plainclothes police officers who fatally shot her were also at the wrong house as the man they were actually looking for had already been arrested earlier that day.

Amidst international police protests demanding justice for the killing of Breonna — the four officers involved have yet to be charged or arrested — celebrities pointed their followers to the #BirthdayforBreonna initiative, an online campaign created by writer Cate Young that lists several ways to bring more awareness to Breonna's case and secure justice for her family.

See their posts below.

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Today you would be 27 years old. Today you would be celebrating your beautiful life. Instead today we are in still in deep mourning because your life was taken from you prematurely at the hands of the Louisville Metro Police Department & 3 of its incompetent officers who entered your home with malicious intent serving a “no knock warrant” when the people the police were looking for were already in custody. Officers opened fire & shot you 8 times, killing you in cold blood because your car was suspected to be parked outside of a home they were investigating. A beautiful soul, taken from her family & friends due to negligent police work & a killer squad of officers in Louisville who simply had the wrong house. This is a picture of me & you to remind people of just how big your smile was & though our interaction was brief, I can attest to the amazing energy you exuded & how genuinely happy you were to meet me this night. “Jayceon, you said to get my attention”.... as that always does”. I turned around & you asked for a picture & after you said “Thank you so much, we have the same last name & tell little Cali I said hi”. I appreciate you & I am the one thankful for the picture with such a beautiful soul. Your life was taken but your name will never be forgotten...... “BREONNA TAYLOR” #SayHerName #BlackLivesMatter #HappyBirthdayBeautiful 🖤

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