Common Took A Moment Of Silence At VMAs
Published By: Tariq ZidanAugust 25, 2014
Rapper Common Took Moment Of Silence At VMAs–Common took the stage to present the award for the best hip hop video. Common tok the stage acknowledging the influence hip hop has on revolution. The rapper asked everyone to take a moment of silence, for the Mike Brown shooting in Ferguson, Mo.
Common took a moment of silence at VMAs and said the following:
“Hip-hop has always been about truth and has been a powerful instrument of social change, from Melle Mel to Public Enemy to Kendrick Lamar,” Common said. “Hip-hop has always been presented a voice for the revolution.”
The award for best hip hop video went to Drake for ‘Hold on We’re Going home’. Drake wasn’t in attendance to accept the award. Common accepted the Moonman on Drake’s behalf. Common took a moment of silence at VMAs to prove we are all united. It was an extremely powerful moment.