Tyler Perry, Offset and Big Boi among Atlanta celebs reacting amid ongoing protests

Tyler Perry issued the African-American community a heartfelt plea after the death of his longtime hair stylist, Charles Gregory.

Atlanta-area stars have responded to the protests that turned violent overnight Friday

Peaceful protests following the death of George Floyd, who died after a Minneapolis police officer kneeled on his neck, turned violent overnight Friday as torching and destruction occurred in downtown Atlanta.

Among those reacting on social media as protests continued in front of the Governor's mansion and downtown Saturday were local celebrities.

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This morning, filmmaker/mogul Tyler Perry spoke out in a lengthy Instagram post supporting remarks Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms made Friday night.

“I’m not in Atlanta, but if I were I would have been standing with our Mayor! But there was nothing I could say better than what Mayor @keishabottoms said last night! Please, please stop this violence!! Looting is NOT THE ANSWER!!!!” he said in part.

Antwan “Big Boi” Patton, meanwhile, told fans to “beware of who is among you” adding in part, “there are snakes among u.”

For his part, Clifford "T.I." Harris, who spoke at Friday night's press conference alongside Bottoms and fellow Atlanta rapper and  Bankhead Seafood-backer Michael "Killer Mike" Render, also had a lengthy message on Instagram, accompanied by a video of a local police officer addressing the someone in a crowd of protesters yesterday.

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“THIS IS WHY ATLANTA IS DIFFERENT‼️ This is OUR CITY.... For US By US‼️ We have more Black Police,more Black judges, more black politicians & just more overall Black Success here than ANYWHERE ELSE‼️” he said.

Migos member Offset, whose real name is Kiari Kendrell Cephus, posted a video of the late comedian and activist Dick Gregory explaining how to improve police interactions with the community.

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"LISTEN," Offset captioned the video.

Hip hop stars aren’t alone in speaking out, however. Actress China McClain, who stars in the “Descendants” film series and CW’s “Black Lightning,” shared a song called “My Sanity,” which she wrote nearly a decade go with her group Thriii.

“The Real Housewives of Atlanta” star Porsha Williams has not only posted on Instagram throughout the day about the protests in Atlanta and around the country, but took to the streets of downtown Friday.

"We stand together," wrote the granddaughter of civil rights leader Hosea Williams on a post May 29.

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