When asked what she wants people to know about her father, George Floyd's 6-year-old daughter, Gianna, responded: “That I miss him.”
George Floyd's 6-year-old daughter, Gianna Floyd, opened up about missing her father, whose murder at the hands of police last week sparked nationwide protests against police brutality and systemic racism. On Thursday (June 4th), Gianna and her mother, Roxie Washington, sat down with ABC News to talk about George. When asked by news anchor Eva Pilgrim what she wants people to know about her father, Gianna told her, "kinda that I miss him."
During the interview, Gianna says that her dad always "played with me," which Roxie emphasizes. "She didn’t have to play with nobody else ‘cause daddy was gonna play with her all day long...I mean, that was his baby. He loved his little girl.”
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Roxie also adds that while she didn't tell Gianna exactly what had happened, the 6-year-old knew something was different about her dad's death. “She said ‘I hear them. I hear them saying my daddy’s name,’" Roxie explained. "She doesn’t know what happened. I told her that her dad died ‘cause he couldn’t breathe.” At one point, Gianna reveals what she wants to be when she grows up. "I wanna be a doctor," she says. "I wanna take care of people.”
In a new viral clip, Gianna can be seen on the shoulders of one of her dad's best friends, NBA star Stephen Jackson, looking around proudly. "Daddy changed the world!" she declares.
It was recently revealed that Kanye West had set up a college fund for Gianna, along with covering the legal costs for the families of Ahmaud Arbery and Breonna Taylor.