Jay-Z: I can’t breathe

Jay-Z supported protest in honour of Eric Garner’s memory with professional basketball players at a Brooklyn Nets game Monday.

Jay-Z supported professional athletes in their protest for Eric Garner.

The 45-year-old musical mogul attended the Brooklyn Nets vs. Cleveland Cavaliers basketball game in New York City on Monday.

During the sporting event famous athletes LeBron James, Kevin Garnett and Derrick Rose wore a black shirt with white lettering which read, “I can’t breathe”, the late Eric Garner’s last words.

In a photograph obtained by Page Six, Jay was captured posing with a huge smile on his face while standing in solidarity with the towering basketball players.

British royals Prince William and Catherine Middleton were also in attendance. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge got courtside seats at the game, where they met Jay-Z and his wife Beyoncé Knowles.

Eric Garner perished at the hands of a police officer who put him in an illegal chokehold in July. Although the New York City Medical Examiner ruled his death a homicide, the cop who choked him was not indicted on any charges by a grand jury. The grand jury’s decision was revealed on December 3 and protests have kicked off around the world in response.

It appears Jay and Beyoncé are in great spirits after the hip hop legend enjoyed his 45th birthday on December.

Apparently the occasion was bittersweet, as the pair learned the mother of Beyoncé’s good friend and Destiny’s Child bandmate Kelly Rowland died.

“Beyoncé was upset,” an insider told Radar Online. “So she was sad on the helicopter.”
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Tuesday, 09. December 2014