Celebrities Who Have Shown Support for Team #AllLivesMatter

The intense debate continues.

By Jasmine Washington

Here’s one thing we know for certain about the #BlackLivesMatter vs. #AllLivesMatter debate; all opinions matter. And thanks to the US Constitution, we all have a legal right to express those opinions freely.

While some views may be less favorable than others, it’s important to acknowledge that fact that Black lives are disproportionately impacted by injustice in ways that other races aren’t. Because many #AllLivesMatters supporters don’t acknowledge that fact, it’s caused a large divide between people on both sides of the debate.

With ’hashtag activism’ on the rise, many celebrities have placed themselves on the front lines of the controversial debate by getting down with team #AllLivesMatters. Take a look at 20 celebs who rep #AllLivesMatters.

  • 1 Floyd Mayweather Jr.,
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    While promoting a boxing event in Las Vegas, the undefeated champ proclaimed. “I’m here to say all lives matter,” he said. “A lot of times, we get stuck, and we are followers. When you hear one person say, ‘black lives matter,’ or ‘blue lives matter’ ― all lives matter.”

  • 2 Fantasia
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    Fantasia spoke about why she believes all lives matter. She said, “Two thousand years ago, Jesus ended the debate on which lives matter. He died for all us. All of us. Martin Luther King stood for love and unity for all people. United we stand, divided we fall. Let’s all stand together. So Black lives matter, yes they do. All lives matter.”

  • 3 Brody Jenner
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    Brody Jenner found himself in hot water after reposting a post questioning why the shootings of Keith Lamont Scott and Terence Crutcher were about race and not their lack of compliance with police. The former reality star went on to delete the initial post and uploaded a new one with the caption, “All Lives Matter.”

  • 4 Fetty Wap
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    In a now deleted tweet Fetty Wap wrote, “My kids are Mixed … #AllLivesMatter.” Once he was schooled on the truth behind #BlackLivesMatter, he explained, “I apologized to a thousand ppl because I didn’t fully understand the hashtag I really sorry to those who I offended … on my life I would never disrespect nobody family I ain’t better than no one.”

  • 5 Raven-Symone
    The View co-host Raven-Symone is known for her controversial commentary, so her saying, “Trust me, I’m down for all Black Lives Matter, I get it, but it does separate again. It continues the separation of people. When we are supposed to, no offense, All American lives matter,” wasn’t too much of a surprise.

  • 6 Stacey Dash
    Everyone saw this one coming. Known for her unpopular opinions on race and rape, actress turned television host Stacey Dash wrote, “#BlackLivesMatter advocates are racists,” in a Facebook post.

  • 7 Apryl Jones
    Former Love & Hip Hop Hollywood star Apryl Jones said, “If we say black lives matter, why don’t all lives matter. Just like all blacks aren’t bad, neither are all cops, let’s unite.” After she was hit with a slew of Twitter slander Jones followed up, “People take things way to literal. Please don’t be that dumb. All I am saying is all lives matter. I am not against my people.”

  • 8 Kevin Gates
    Rap star Kevin Gates used his own personal experience to explain why the way in which people carry themselves impacts their encounters with police officials. Calling out #BlackLivesMatters supporters for claims of hypocrisy, Gates said, “So I don’t feel like ‘Black Lives Matter,’ I’m talking about ‘All Lives Matter.”

  • 9 Jennifer Lopez
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    J. Lo caused a frenzy when she tweeted, “#AllLivesMatter #LoveMakeTHeWorldGoRound,” as the caption for a post in honor of the single she created in honor of the victims of the mass shooting at Pulse nightclub in Orlando.

  • 10 Keke Palmer
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    Actress Keke Palmer made headlines after tweeting, “It is all lives matter. Because there are people getting killed over their religion too,” before quickly deleting and reposting a screenshot of the tweet to further clarify her stance.

  • 11 RZA
    Veteran MC RZA appeared on Bloomberg Politics where he said, “Of course Black Lives Matter. All Lives Matter. I stopped eating meat because their lives matter to me. I don’t think it’s necessary for us to grow a cow to kill it.” To add the icing on the cake, the Wu-Tang rapper went on to say that Black men “cleaning up” their appearance could minimize their chances of negative interaction with the police.

  • 12 Terry McMillian
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    Award winning author Terry McMillan caught a slew of backlash after tweeting, “All Lives Matter,” this past summer. McMillan eventually backtracked, proclaiming her support of Black Lives Matter.

  • 13 Nia Long
    Much to the surprise of many fans and supporters, Nia Long boldly proclaimed, “Now is the time for criminal justice! Join me in helping @innocence fight wrongful convictions. #AllLivesMatter,” in September 2015 Instagram post.

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  • 15 Janet Jackson
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    Much like her nephew, Janet Jackson is also down with #AllLivesMatter. The acclaimed singer took to social media writing, “#BlackLivesMatter #CantBeStopped #AllLivesMatter #Unbreakable #ShouldaKnownBetter,” as the caption for the lyric video for her single, “Can’t Be Stopped.”

  • 16 Jamie Lee Curtis
    Not only did veteran actress Jamie Lee Curtis tweet that she was down for #AllLivesMatter, she even called out POTUS Barack Obama in a July 2016 tweet. She wrote, “This is the moment the whole world will watch @BarackObama show leadership and strength. #alllivesmatter,” after the brutal shooting deaths of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile.

  • 17 Columbus Short
    Former Scandal star Columbus Short dished, “ALL LIVES MATTER! Especially the alligator closest to the boat which is black lives. Unfollow me I do. Not. Care. It’s time to transcend,” in the midst of public rage over the shooting deaths of two unarmed Black men in July 2016.

  • 18 Tyga
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    Tyga went on a lengthy rant about the unjust shootings of Philando Castile and Alton Sterling. In the midst of his ’sphiel’ T-Raww proclaimed, “we think this is bad if we don’t get out and vote and Donald Trump gets in office were really f***ed!! black lives matter!!all lives matter!”

  • 19 Christina Milian
    Singer and actress Christina Milian pledged her allegiance to #AllLivesMatter when she tweeted,”All lives Matter. We gotta uplift each other. Embrace and find ways to obey the laws of God & not resort to violence. Stop letting fear take.”

  • 20 Jerry Rice
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    Football legend Jerry Rice took to Twitter writing, “All lives matter. So much going on in this world today. Can we all just get along! Colin, I respect your stance but don’t disrespect the Flag,” in response to Colin Kaepernick’s kneeling protest of the national anthem. Rice later backpedaled on the stance, claiming he wasn’t aware of #BLM.