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Dec

Days after Nelly jumped to Iggy Azalea’s defense #Ferguson protesters crash his annual Black & White Ball to demand he use the same voice to affirm #blacklivesmatter

  • By Hands Up Dont Shoot

Days after Nelly jumped to Iggy Azalea’s defense #Ferguson protesters joined by youth activists from Denver interrupt his annual Black & White Ball to demand he use the same voice to affirm #blacklivesmatter

Days after Nelly used his voice to jump to Iggy’s defense young people from Denver joined #Ferguson protesters and crashed Nelly’s annual Black & White Ball to demand he use the same voice to publicly call for justice for young unarmed black men gunned down by police.

Given the affluence decked out it in tuxedos/ballgowns, this would have been a great opportunity for Nelly to demonstrate leadership by calling for protesters, police and guests to affirm #blacklivesmatter instead of simply jumping on the “if we only we could fix them” narrative, creating another program or funding another scholarship.

Is it really too much to ask that if Nelly can smile for the cameras, sport a I AM MIKE BROWN tee and create tax deductible scholarships in the name of Michael Brown as PR opps for people of influence, that he ALSO speak out against police brutality?

If he can hire/pay St. Louis City and County Police for security for his ball, is it too much to ask that he ALSO demand justice for Michael Brown, Kajieme Powell and Vonderitt Powell?

It takes more than cutting a check.

Sometimes it takes a voice.

***Wait til you see the video. ***

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