Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis police officer who kneeled on George Floyd’s neck for more than nine minutes last May, was found guilty of murder and manslaughter yesterday (Tues).

Chauvin was convicted on all three charges of second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree murder, and second-degree manslaughter.

A Minneapolis jury deliberated for over 10 hours across two days before reaching the historic decision.

After the verdict was announced, emotions and cheers erupted outside the Minneapolis courthouse, while everyone both locally and internationally, including former President Barack Obama and Cardi B took to social media to acknowledge the critical moment in American history.

“History,” tweeted Cardi, while Megan Thee Stallion praised the decision, writing, “JUSTICE.”

Mariah Carey also celebrated the conviction. “Hallelujah!!!!!!!!” she tweeted.

Meanwhile on the local scene, Queen of the Dancehall, Spice, who was among the protesters in America last year, posted a video of her leading the march and a picture of the breaking news headline. She captioned the video “Guilty!! Yessssssssssssss. Say his name George Floyd. #Mood for the day let’s celebrate together it’s a start.”

The ‘poor people governor,’ Bounty Killer also chimed in with a reaction to the verdict.

The deejay reposted the story from The Star and captioned, “At least America has stand up once and they will have to stand up very soon again for Dante Wright too it just never seem to stop”