August 18th, 2014
08:47 PM ET

Nelly: "We haven't seen too many penalties for officers killing black men"

Rapper and St. Louis native Nelly is pushing for peace in the wake of Michael Brown's death.

Over the weekend, he urged crowds at a charity event and his concert to pay tribute to the teen.

"If I could get everybody to rise and just raise their hands in support for everything that's going on back home in my city," Nelly told the crowd. "I'm asking for you and pleading for you, raise your hands for one sec, say 'hands up, please don't shoot,' so we can send our love back home to St. Louis.

In interview with CNN's Erin Burnett Grammy Award-Winning Artist Nelly says the anger on the streets of Ferguson has to be channeled into something positive.

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soundoff (4 Responses)
  1. alginyes

    Political rap needs to make a strong comeback after all of this.

    August 21, 2014 at 4:49 pm | Reply
  2. TKlamont

    The white police officer's mind set of us against them needs to change and so does the rap culture

    August 21, 2014 at 8:44 am | Reply
  3. TKlamont

    The rap industry is neess to change also

    August 21, 2014 at 8:42 am | Reply
  4. phil

    The rap industry may be the force required for change. Corporate responsibility is also a ?

    August 19, 2014 at 7:34 pm | Reply

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