Saturday, August 16, 2014

Nelly Tells Hometown Rioters to Wise Up

According to TMZ, Nelly has of St. Louis finally talked publicly about the shooting death of Michael Brown saying the people of Ferguson jumped the gun by protesting too early, contributing to the violence.  Nelly tells TMZ  "I understand the frustration, but we have to strategize before we overreact We don’t get no do-over on sh*t like this, so we have to do it right the first time."  The rapper adds, "Ain’t nothing happen no different that hasn’t been happening.  At the end of the day, we should have waited to strategize first and take all the right steps to organize."  T.I. had similar thoughts, telling us "We needed to play chess instead of checkers. We should have waited to see if justice was going to be served first. We shouldn’t have played our strongest hand first."  Nelly tells us he wants to do something constructive, so he's starting a scholarship fund in Michael Brown's name. Nelly, T.I., Kevin Hart and NBA star Al Jefferson are the first 4 celebs pledging $15,000 a year in college tuition to teens chosen by the Brown family.

Sidebar: Please don't clump the looters in with the peaceful protesters. People loot when there is a win to a championship game. So imagine something like this.  There are always a small fraction ruining it for the bigger picture.  The frustration they are feeling after what has happened is going to open the door to over-reaction.  Why use your celebrity voice to talk about the looters instead of praising #NMOS14. The people looting are wrong, but lets stay focused on Michael Brown and why this tension even exists.  I mean look at the photos at how the police acted like we were in a war when they were the one with the guns that killed someone unarmed. And T.I. putting his 2 cents in after all the bad choices he made concerning the law.  You two are far from Harry Belafonte' and Sidney Poiter sharing advice or opinion.  Please have several seats until you can come up with another successful peaceful plan like @feminista did with  #NMOS14.  All that fame and money and ya'll are talking about something other than what the police did. Boy bye.

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