On May 25, 2020, George Floyd became known not only in the United States but all over the world as the 46-year-old African-American man in the viral video showing a fatal arrest. His death has been causing protests in different parts of the U.S. and people are discovering more and more details about him.
It turned out that Floyd and former Minneapolis Police Department officer s Derek Michael Chauvin, 44, once worked overlapping security shifts at the same night club the El Nuevo Rodeo Club in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA. The former cop was caught on tape kneeling on the African-American man’s neck for 8 minutes and 46 seconds more than an hour before the death of the latter.
But there are more details that are more interesting than this. Floyd was an actor in a video with an adult film actress named Kimberly Brinks.
Floyd worked two jobs prior to his death. He was a truck driver and a security guard at Conga Latin Bistro in Minneapolis before it closed due to the new coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
But Floyd was more than just a truck driver and a security guard. He was involved in the entertainment industry in several ways and was friends with former NBA player Stephen Jackson and Houston rapper Cal Wayne.
Born in North Carolina, USA, Floyd was a baby when he and his family moved to Houston, Texas, USA and he grew up in the Cuney Homes. He attended Jack Yates High School in Houston where he played football and basketball.
Florida State University offered Floyd a basketball scholarship but he was not able to take it because he never graduated from high school. Instead, Floyd pursued a career in music, went by the name Big Floyd and rapped on multiple mixtapes in the 1990s.
As a member of the rap group Presidential Playas, Floyd released the album “Block Party” in 2000. From Houston, he moved to Minneapolis in 2018.
Floyd also used his rap name Big Floyd as his screen name in his video with Brinks, which was filmed when he was still living in Houston. Meanwhile, more and more Americans are protesting against his fatal arrest.