Posted on Mon Aug 18th, 2014 8:49am PDT By X17 Staff
Chris Brown and pal Quincy Combs had a charity football game over the weekend, and at the end of the event, the boys and their famous friends got the hundreds of fans and participants to raise their hands as a peaceful (but somewhat noisy) protest over the fatal shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. Missouri native Nelly, along with Brown, The Game, Trey Songz, Wale and Lil Mama put their arms in the air and posed for photos while the crowd cheered them on.
Nelly tweeted, "all for protest and rally's were solution are strategically place for future Not for looting.That's what they want to justify there moves," and earlier today The Game Instagrammed a photo of a cop macing a young African-American girl and wrote, "President Obama.... What if this was one of your daughters ??? #SpreadThisPost #Ferguson #2014Racism…"
And they weren't the only ones who had something to say about the events Ferguson. On Saturday Russell Simmons went to dinner in Beverly Hills, and when we caught up with the music mogul, and he told our X17 videographer, "A community should not have 50 white cops and 3 black cops in a 65% black community. The reason that happened is because the lack of communication between police and community -- so we should do police sensitivity training." When asked about Wall Street Journal editorial board member Jason Riley criticizing Al Sharpton, Simmons responds, "It's Al Sharpton's job to create awareness about injustice."
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