Beyonce Responds to Baltimore Riots: ‘People Are Hurting’

Beyonce Responds to Baltimore Riots: ‘People Are Hurting’

In this Aug. 24, 2014 file photo, Beyonce poses in the press room at the MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum in Inglewood, Calif. British newcomer Sam Smith and Beyonce - the most nominated female in Grammy history - are the current leaders at the Grammy Awards with five each. Smith and Beyonce will likely earn nominations for album of the year, the top award, when The Recording Academy announces the nominees Friday night, Dec. 5, 2014, on "A Very GRAMMY Christmas" (9 p.m., CBS). (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
In this Aug. 24, 2014 file photo, Beyonce poses in the press room at the MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum in Inglewood, Calif. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)

Alex Ungerman, ET ONLINE


(ETonline.com) — As six Baltimore police officers now face criminal charges, including one second-degree murder charge, in the death of 25-year-old Freddie Gray while in police custody, Beyonce is speaking out about the Baltimore riots.

On Thursday, the 33-year-old pop star called for donations on Instagram, writing, “People are hurting. Join us in supporting the NAACP to help in the cleanup efforts and to provide housing, food and supplies to those affected by the unrest in Baltimore.”

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