Common And Mike Brown's Parents Bring Moment of Silence To 2014 BET Hip Hop Awards
The 2014 BET Hip Hop Awards was the ultimate rap party, but not every moment was dedicated to the turn up.
Common and Vince Staples surprised fans at the Civic Center in Atlanta when they brought out Jay Electronica to perform the remix for their track "Kingdom," and then brought everyone to their feet when they welcomed the parents of slain Ferguson, Missouri teen Mike Brown to the stage.
Common started his set, which aired on television on Tuesday night (October 14), backed by a church choir, before bringing out Vince Stapes and Jay Elec to rap their verses.
It wasn't until the end when he welcomed Brown's parents to the stage to salute all the "fallen soldiers." Without a prompt, the crowd put their hands up in support of the Ferguson protests and held a moment of silence and reflection.