Rapper Nelly Attempts to Calm Ferguson Protestors

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Slowly, but surely, celebrities are heading down to Ferguson, Missouri, becoming involved in the protests surrounding the death of Mike Brown. Rapper Nelly (real name Cornell Iral Haynes, Jr. ) is a St. Louis native and from the beginning of the controversial death, has remained vocal about where he stands on the issue.

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Yesterday (August 18th), the 39-year-old was in Ferguson, speaking with protestors that had gathered, encouraging them to be peaceful.

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Check out a few clips on the next page.


According to a few of the Instagram clips, some of the people in attendance disagreed strongly with Nelly’s point of view.

What are your thoughts on Nelly’s comments? 

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