UPDATE: 1:30 PM EST
Shortly after Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon announced he would deploy the National Guard in Ferguson to help quell the unrest the city has been experiencing for a week, GlobalGrind’s own Russell Simmons took to Twitter to offer his perspective on what justice looks like:
Police sensitivity training ,diversity initiatives, body cameras for police and a fucking arrest. Would be a good start #ferguson
— Russell Simmons (@UncleRUSH) August 18, 2014
Simmons is just one of the many celebrities, including John Legend, who have been vocal about obtaining justice for Michael Brown, the unarmed teenager gunned down by Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson last week.
Some of our favorite celebrities united for a good cause last night.
With the success of their charity kick ball game a few weeks ago, Chris Brown and Diddy’s stepson Quincy teamed up to do it once again, but this time they played an intense game of flag football.
Celebs like Wale, Game, Tyga, Trey Songz, Lil Mama, Laura Govan, Shad Moss, and Nelly all came out to participate in the charity event, which took place at Occidental College’s Jack Kemp Stadium.
After the game, St. Louis native Nelly got on the mic and implored the crowd to join him and his celebrity friends to protest against Michael Brown’s killing – posing with their hands up to symbolize what witnesses say the 18-year-old unarmed teen did before he was shot six times by Ferguson, Missouri police officer Darren Wilson.
While Wale, Trey Songz, Chris Brown, and so many more celebs couldn’t make it down to Ferguson like North Carolina rapper J. Cole and Atlanta rapper Jeezy did this past week, they did show their support by snapping a photo after the charity football game.
Listen to Nelly’s passionate plea in the video below.
PHOTO CREDIT: Instagram