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Rapper Common Speaks Up About Ferguson At The VMAs

Christa Tintelnot | PopWrapped Author

Christa Tintelnot

Updated 08/25/2014 9:09pm
Rapper Common Speaks Up About Ferguson At The VMAs | common
Media Courtesy of MTV
Many artists use award shows like the Video Music Awards, or VMAs, to raise awareness for their personal causes. Last night, Common, before presenting the top prize for Best Hip Hop Video, had a few things to say about the events in Ferguson, MO:
“For the past two weeks, the eyes of the nation have been on Ferguson, Mo. The people in Ferguson, in St. Louis, and in communities across the country have used their voice for justice and change, to let everyone know that each and every one of our lives matters. Hip-hop has always been about truth and it’s been a powerful instrument of social change from Melle Mel to Public Enemy to Kendrick Lamar, hip-hop has always presented a voice for the revolution. I want us all to take a moment of silence for Mike Brown and for peace in this country and the world.”
During the show, MTV also played a PSA about Ferguson that gave a brief message about positive change. You can see the video, below:

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