Last night’s decision by a grand jury to not indict officer Darren Wilson on charges in the shooting death of 18-year-old Mike Brown caused an uproar and a new wave of riots in Ferguson. However, people in Ferguson were not the only ones affected. As they rioted through the streets, rappers Q-Tip and Mackelmore participated in peaceful marches while August Alsina shed tears at the realization that it could have been him.
When a TMZ reporter spoke to Macklemore, he said “It’s not about me. It’s about Mike Brown.”
Q-Tip lead a peaceful march through Times Square in New York City while also releasing his frustrations via Twitter.
No value for black life. But they extrapolate our magic , sweat, our voice our fire… And leave us stripped of our right to exist
— QTip (@QtipTheAbstract) November 25, 2014
While on tour, August Alsina became emotional about the decision and shed tears after having a moment of silence. “I’m emotional ’cause I could’ve been that n—a that they killed,” he said trying to hold back tears.
?#MikeBrown another brother who didn’t #MakeItHome A video posted by Yungin’ (@augustalsina) on Nov 11, 2014 at 1:14am PST