Virginia Beach, Va. – Virginia Beach heroes Pharrell Williams wants to train something popular at next year’s carnival, but the musician is reluctant, a “toxic force” who has long run the city and wants to take over the city after a police officer fatally shot his cousin in a more active stance.
City leaders appealed to Grammy-winning producers to restore the festival in 2022. In 2019, the festival brought $ 24 million to the local Hampton Roads economy. But Williams, who lived there as a child, wrote that he has run a festival to reduce racial tensions, and he hopes the city is not validating its ideas to promote “human rights for all.”
Williams commented, “I wish I could channel the same energy I felt from the leadership of Virginia Beach after the loss of my relatives’ lives.” “I love my city, but it’s been running for a long time – and with toxic energy.”
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Williams’ 25-year-old cousin, Donovan Lynch, was killed in the early hours of March 27 during a “chaotic night” at the city’s popular seaside hotels and restaurants, in which 10 people were shot in separate incidents.
Police said Lynch, a black man, was shot dead by an officer who shot him. Officer Solomon d. Identified as Simmons III, he was black, “afraid for his life and for the lives of other officers and citizens around him,” the city said. The firearm was seized from the incident site.
On March 29, Something is an official Twitter account of the water festival He paid tribute to Lynch, “We have no words to express fully how much we regret the loss of this beautiful life.”
“We thank you and your family for your light and service,” the statement continued. “The VA Beach community and beyond will miss you. Rest in peace Donovan.”
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In April, Williams called for a federal investigation into the fatal police shootings after his cousin’s funeral in his hometown of Virginia Beach and where Lynch lived.
“I had to speak at my cousin’s funeral, and I was suffocated with feelings,” he wrote in a now-deleted post on Instagram. “Too many unanswered city and state questions
In June, Lynch’s father filed a $ 50 million wrongful death lawsuit.
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Something in the water was originally scheduled for April 2020 before the coronavirus epidemic kicked off the Virginia Music Festival. Eventually it was completely abolished.
The official website of the festival, “Can’t See (Concert Goers) in 2022,” has not yet been set, and it is unclear whether Williams will continue with the event.
But Virginia Beach Mayor Bobby Dyer said he was hoping to “get things back.”
“We can meet with Farrell face-to-face and take care of him and see what we can do to get things back,” Dyer said. We can move in a better direction. Better to build those positive bridges. “
Contributors: Sidney Henderson