US country music star Dolly Parton has come out in support of Black Lives Matter, in a rare comment on politics.
She told Billboard Magazine: “Do we think our little white asses are the only ones that matter? No!”
With a broad fan base that spans the right and the left, the singer generally eschews political subjects.
Her comments come amid a nationwide reckoning on race that has impacted all of US society, including country music.
Although Ms Parton has not attended Black Lives Matter marches, she said she supported anti-racism activists’ right to protest.
“I understand people having to make themselves known and felt and seen,” she told the music magazine.
In a horrific video shared on social media, an emaciated Mr Aminu, too frail to walk, was assisted into a vehicle as he was taken to hospital.
He had visible calluses on his knees and his bones were apparent through the little flesh left on him.
“We found Aminu in a terrible situation, urinating and excreting in same spot without [being] given any food and looking like he was going to die at any moment,” Haruna Ayagi, head of the Human Rights Network NGO, told the BBC.
Police said the man had been locked up by his parents on suspicion of drug abuse and left without proper food and health care.
Some reports said he had been locked up for seven years.