(AllHipHop News) Acclaimed music artist Pharrell Williams joined the growing list of athletes and celebrities to publicly show solidarity with Colin Kaepernick's silent protest against police brutality. Williams took a knee during his set at the A Concert For Charlottesville on Sunday.
“I'm in Virginia right now, I'm home. Can't nobody tell me what to do. If I want to get on my knees right now for the people in my city, for the people in my state, that’s what this flag is for," Pharrell told the audience at UVA Scott Stadium.
The concert was organized to unite and uplift the people of Charlottesville following the neo-Nazi/white supremacist rally in the town last month. On August 12, Heather Heyer was killed by a suspected white supremacist who ran through a crowd of counter-protesters.
Donald Trump was heavily criticized this weekend when he referred to NFL players that took a knee in protest against racial injustice as "sons of b-tches" but was more sympathetic for the white supremacists in Charlottesville by saying some were "very fine people." He also called on NFL owners to fire any player that took a knee during the playing of the national anthem.
The president's comments led to mass demonstrations before Sunday's NFL games. Many players took a knee, locked arms with teammates, or did not appear on the field for "The Star-Spangled Banner."