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So, I just want to personally thank George Floyd for his sacrifice, so that my kids can be all right later on.  The were the words of Ne-Yo after his version of Boys 2 Men songs “It’s So Hard To Say Goodbye” and “Yesterday” were sung at George Floyd’s funeral.

Ne-Yo received a lot of back lash after these comments.

But while many fans watching the live stream of the service were moved by Ne-Yo’s performance, many others took issue with his comments about Floyd’s “sacrifice,” criticizing the statement as inappropriate and tone-deaf, or at least poorly worded.