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Tyrese, Tiffany Haddish, Kevin Hart, T.I., Luda & More Pay Their Respects At George Floyd’s Memorial Service In Minneapolis

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Several celebrities made their way to Minneapolis to pay their respects to George Floyd at his memorial service. Tyrese, Tiffany Haddish, T.I., Ludacris and more celebrities were in attendance. Rev. Al Sharpton delivered the eulogy. More inside…

Thousands came out to pay their respects to George Floyd – the Minneapolis man who was killed by white police officer, Derek Chauvin, who kneeled on the back of his neck for nearly nine minutes. The killing was captured on video and it instantly went viral, sparking raging protests across the nation.

Yesterday, a memorial service for George was held at North Central University in Minneapolis for his family and friends to honor the 46 years he was on this earth. George was a father, brother, a son, an uncle and friend to many.

Members of Congress were in attendance, including Rep. Ilhan Omar, Rep. Sheila Jackson-Lee, Rep. Ayana Pressley and Rep. Joyce Beatty. They were seen sharing a moment together as they prayed over George Floyd’s casket.

Several musicians and actors also came out to pay their respects. Tyrese, Tiffany Haddish, Common, T.I., Tiny Harris, Ludacris, Kevin Hart, Will Packer, Master P, and Marsai Martin.

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During the service, Tyrese was trending on Twitter over his outfit choice:

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Rev. Al Sharpton delivered a moving eulogy where he talked about the struggles of the black community.

"George Floyd's story is the story of black folks," Rev. Sharpton said. "Because ever since 401 years ago, the reason we could never be who we wanted and dreamed of being — because you kept your knee on our necks."

“I know why George was calling for momma,” he said. “Maybe he was calling his momma because at the point he was dying, she was stretching his hands out, saying, ‘Come on George, I welcome you where the wicked will cease from troubling, where the weary will be at rest. There’s a place where police won’t put knees on your neck, George.’”

Rev. Sharpton also announced plans for a march in Washington, D.C. that's set to go down on August 28th, which is the anniversary of the original March on Washington in 1963 when Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his "I Have a Dream" speech.

"We need to go back to Washington and stand up — black, white, Latino, Arab — in the shadows of Lincoln and tell them, 'This is the time to stop this,'" Rev. Sharpton said.

Watch his full remarks below:

The audience held a moment of silence that lasted 8 minutes and 46 seconds, the amount of time former police officer Derek Chauvin pressed his knee in the back of George's neck.

After Rev. Al Sharpton gave the eulogy, he started naming the celebrities in attendance, naming, Kevin Hart, Ludacris, Tyrese, Will Packer, and T.I., but failed to mention Tiffany Haddish. Someone reminded Rev. Sharpton that he forgot Tiffany and he joked that he “disrespected” her. Check it below:

Twitter felt a way that Tiffany made the service about her when it should have been focused on George:

After the backlash, Tiffany hopped on Twitter to respond:

George Floyd's brother and Ben Crump - the family's attorney - also spoke during the memorial service:

Rapper Common - who's rumored to be dating Tiffany Haddish - was spotted at George's memorial site following the service:

Meanwhile in Brooklyn...

Terrence Floyd - one of George's brothers -  hosted a vigil in Brooklyn where thousands turned out to pay their respects.

Mayor Bill de Blasio and his wife Chirlane McCray were late for the vigil and folks were not happy about it:

On June 9th, a private service will be held in Minneapolis, which former Vice President Joe Biden is expected to attend. Additional services for George Floyd will be held in Raeford, North Carolina, on June 6th and Houston, Texas, on June 8th. Floyd’s family has accepted boxing legend Floyd Mayweather’s offer to pay the costs of all the memorials.

Photos: Aaron L. Morrison

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