It’s been an emotional ride in America.
Last night, a grand jury of 12 individuals decided not to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson for the shooting death of unarmed teenager Mike Brown.
The decision immediately sparked protests in Ferguson, as well as cities across the nation, including New York City, Los Angeles, Oakland, Chicago, Seattle, and Washington, D.C.
Rap legend Q-Tip took to the streets of New York City to lead protests, chanting, “Whose streets? Our streets.”
During his concert with Usher last night, New Orleans crooner August Alsina stopped his set and cried after hearing Ferguson’s grand jury decision. The Testimony singer can be heard fighting back tears while admitting, “I’m emotional ’cause I could’ve been that n*gga that they killed.”
Atlanta rapper Killer Mike was actually in St. Louis when the grand jury decision was announced, and well, he wasn’t happy. During his show at the Ready Room in St. Louis, Killer Mike cried, stating:
“You motherf*ckers got me today. I knew it was coming. I knew it when Eric Holder decided to resign. I knew it wasn’t going to be good…I have a 20-year-old son, I have a 12-year-old son, and I’m so afraid for them. You motherf*ckers on the other side of CNN, and you motherf*ckers who we vote for, and who control our lives, you motherf*ckers got me today. When I stood in front of my wife, and hugged her, and cried like a baby, I said ‘these motherf*ckers got me today.'”
The Heist rapper Macklemore also joined protests in his hometown of Seattle, Washington.