Killer Mike, Big Boi, Nelly React To Mike Brown Shooting

Several artists in the Hip Hop community have turned to social media to voice their thoughts on the death of Mike Brown.

Following the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown over the weekend in Ferguson, Missouri, a number of artists in the Hip Hop community have turned to social media to voice their thoughts on the matter. Among the artists who have responded to the shooting are Atlanta rapper Big Boi, producer 9th Wonder, and St. Louis, Missouri native Nelly.

Nelly, who hails from the same state as Brown, shared his thoughts in a post made on Instagram on Sunday, August 10. He posted a picture of Brown along with this message:

“First thing I wanna send my strength and blessing to the parents & family of Mike Brown...!! I can't imagine burying a child ...!! And the way he died..?? There's a lot of questions to be answered and folks held accountable so because I am receiving info in bits and pieces do to being out the country I'll say this for now "To be continued"...!!So Again my strength is for Brown family as this is truly tragic...!! #RIPMIKEBROWN”

Atlanta rapper Killer Mike also released a statement via Instagram. Alongside a picture of Brown’s mother was this statement from Killer Mike:

“We are human beings. We deserve to be buried by out children not the other way around. No matter how u felt about black people look at this Mother and look at this father and tell me as a human being how u cannot feel empathy for them. How can u not feel sympathy for their pain and loos. These are not "THOTS, niggas/niggers, hoes, Ballers, Divas. These two people are parents. They are humans that produced a child and loved that child and that child was slaughtered like Game and left face down as public spectacle while his blood drained down the street. Look at the pain of this mother, look into her eyes. Look at the Man behind her. Look at that father made helpless and hurt that he cud not defend his seed. Don't debate. Don't insert your agenda. Save me the bullshit Black On Black Crime speech and look at these to Noble creatures called humans and look at what govt sanctioned murder has done. It has robbed them of their humanity and replaced it with pain and shame, suffering and hurt. I don't care if others rioted or why. I don't care that ball players and Rappers are what they shud be. I care that we as humans care as much about one another more. I care we see past Class, race and culture and honor the humanity that unites our species. Stop talking and LOOK at these PEOPLE. LOOK at these HUMANS and stand with them against a system allows a Human PIG to slaughter their child. Forgive any typos love and respect u all.”

Among the most vocal was Mississippi rapper David Banner who addressed the skewed psychology behind such shootings.




Additionally, OutKast lyricist Big Boi retweeted several pictures and videos posted online from those present in Ferguson, Missouri during the recent protests.


According to CNN, Brown was to begin classes at Vatterott College this past Monday (August 11) and was spending the summer with his grandmother when the shooting occurred.

On the day of the shooting, Brown’s friend, Dorian Johnson and another witness revealed that the two were walking in the street when they were approached by a police officer. While speaking with local station KMOV, Johnson stated that words were exchanged and the officer began shooting.

"(The officer) shot again and once my friend felt that shot, he turned around and put his hands in the air," Johnson said. "He started to get down and the officer still approached with his weapon drawn and fired several more shots."

The shooting is reportedly being investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Tweets from other artists in the Hip Hop community can be found below.









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78 Comments

  • Rasheed Jackson

    say mayne white niggas be sum haterz mayne cuz niggasb pimps and we got big dicks and white hos love niggas. All white men need to be killed but we keep all da white hos.

    • Jared K

      Both of you need to STFU because racism is pathetic. Time to let that BS go and move the F on from whatever grudge you hold against each other and maybe we can live in peace for one minute on this piece of **** world.

    • Jim James

      And then you will be dead too, cause we will shoot your stupid ass, just like little innocent Mikey. We outnumber all of you.. bring it!

  • Cole

    Nothing is more dangerous than acting like a badass when you a pussy. There's always someone tougher, meaner, crazier or has a bigger gun than you. Dude tried throwing his belly around acting tough and he got shot because of it.

  • Penelope DeShields

    At least he died doing what he loved.

  • FAP 93

    I have no idea what happened, but based on what these cops have done since, turning the city into a police state, impossible not to assume they were 100% at fault. This dude could have been a serial killer but the cops have lost any benefit of the doubt. America needs to change. This isn't supposed to be Afghanistan.

  • Anonymous

    Michael Brown's rap sheet on casenet: Description: Burglary - 1st Degree { Felony B RSMo: 569.160 } Date: 11/02/2013 Code: 1401000 OCN: AJ006207 Arresting Agency: ST ANN PD Description: Armed Criminal Action { Felony Unclassified RSMo: 571.015 } Date: 11/02/2013 Code: 3101000 OCN: AJ006207 Arresting Agency: ST ANN PD Description: Assault 1st Degree - Serious Physical Injury { Felony A RSMo: 565.050 } Date: 11/02/2013 Code: 1301100 OCN: AJ006207 Arresting Agency: ST ANN PD Description: Armed Criminal Action { Felony Unclassified RSMo: 571.015 } Date: 11/02/2013 Code: 3101000 OCN: AJ006207 Arresting Agency: ST ANN PD

    • kay

      LIES. Either way his HANDS WERE UP! You do what most whites do...find an excuse. His hands were up in the AIR and he was shot!

  • killerkm

    reply:"gtfoh, im black and have never been treated like a slave. but guess what? i do what the police tell me and they usually send me on my way. don't start no shit won't be no shit." So a police officer that is paid to (protect and serve) is in the right for shooting an unarmed young man,just for (allegedly)not following suit.So what if Harriet Tubman,Martin Luther King,John Horse and many others followed suit?....Thank God they didnt....your mindset is backwards

    • Yssup Kidz

      No something doesn't have to go down to make an officer feel threatened. Thats the problem. But i agree, unfair or not, if you encounter of these these cowardly cops, just cooperate. Live to fight intelligently another day, like those that killerkm listed.

    • Anonymous

      Obviously something went down to make the officer feel threatened for his life to take such actions. Even a 12 year old knows to hit the deck the cops come around. Hands up, down on your stomach, whatever they say.

  • Anonymous

    "gtfoh, im black and have never been treated like a slave. but guess what? i do what the police tell me and they usually send me on my way. don't start no shit won't be no shit." ^ congrats to you still doesn't address the institutional racism. you can be super passive, dress different, "yes sir" them to death like you abide by all laws but you're naive as to why they approached you in the 1st place. You believe you fit some description? Grown men in places like NYC & Cali still get profiled coming from work in suits and ties, you ain't saying nothing slick son. That small city is majority black, with a majority white police force, majority white govt, and absolutely no black representation in the school system where the students are majority black. This formula is practiced all across america. If you are on this thread and not even speaking on the institutional discrimination that is blatant, you need to GO AWAY.

    • Anonymous

      Is that so really? Does the following matter maybe? An analysis of single offender victimization figures from the FBI for 2007 finds blacks committed 433,934 crimes against whites, eight times the 55,685 whites committed against blacks. Interracial rape is almost exclusively black on white with 14,000 assaults on white women by African Americans in 2007. Not one case of a white sexual assault on a black female was found in the FBI study. Though blacks are outnumbered 5-to-1 in the population by whites, they commit eight times as many crimes against whites as the reverse. By those 2007 numbers, a black male was 40 times as likely to assault a white person as the reverse. If interracial crime is the ugliest manifestation of racism, what does this tell us about where racism really resides in America

    • Anonymous

      "That small city is majority black, with a majority white police force, majority white govt, and absolutely no black representation in the school system where the students are majority black. This formula is practiced all across america." Maybe the Black community there should aspire to become police officers, politicians, teachers and principals instead of looting, rioting, protesting and whining online.

  • Solution

    police still treatin blacks like slavemasters during slavery.

    • Anonymous

      "a professional cop, 'highly trained' and whatever versus an unarmed kid" You can still be deemed a threat unarmed. I agree that cops should exercise more discretion before they draw and start firing like Rambo, but the point is they don't just start shooting unless someone is pushing the limits. These days all it takes is for someone to die is to talk shit, push, or run from a P/O. Those may seem like excuses, but if that's all it takes for a cop to fire, then why the hell are these punks still testing the waters? Just cooperate, then sue if need be. At least you'd still be alive to make your accusations seem more plausible.

    • Anonymous

      gtfoh, im black and have never been treated like a slave. but guess what? i do what the police tell me and they usually send me on my way. don't start no shit won't be no shit.

  • Solution

    2014 and america is still racist as fuck. nothing changed.

    • Marco

      >>>> "2014 and america is still racist as fuck. nothing changed." Yes. A blatant BLACK racism. What really happened there is at all not important to blacks. For them it's absolutely impossible that the officer had to defend himself, even though M.B. acted violently toward the little man in the store just few minutes before. We all saw the guy was very VIOLENT!! But blacks and american libtard media like CNN call him "innocent unarmed teen...." They don't want to wait for the investigation... They "know" what the only "justice" is, that one that they have already projected, so they dont need investigation... Whites wouldn't give a damn for the white thug like M.B. be it white or black cop who'd shot him. Blacks (all of them, journalists, senators, president, plain people..) defend "their" thugs. Racism in America today exists PREDOMINANTLY among black people. It's quite normal for you to call each other "brother" when see each other for first time, god forbid for someone to call you racists for that, but what would happen if a white man would call another white man "brother"?? They'd be labeled as KKK. Sick and tired of the hypocrisy.

    • Anonymous

      It's not racism. It's accountability. These so called victims don't respect the law, and think they can just do and say whatever they want without consequence. Wrong.

    • Anonymous

      its not all of america moron. look theres a white lady above protesting all up in those cops faces

  • Solution

    Blacks need more of that Farrakhanizm in their lifes instead of that worldstarhiphop shit.

  • Anonymous

    Now everyone is happy because the cop is white so it makes things easier to loot. George Zimmerman was Hispanic so it confused the fuck outta everyone

    • ann

      What's funny is, i would bet money zimmerman's licences would tell you he's white, and hispanics can hate blacks too...so wtf are you talking about? It's less about the cop being white and more about COPS having too much power. ...but please return to your happy world where racism is fake because blacks don't exist

    • T

      Lol that's actually pretty funny

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  • Anonymous

    Q: How many white boys gunned down by cops like this?

    • Anonymous

      Fewer. Maybe because of this: An analysis of single offender victimization figures from the FBI for 2007 finds blacks committed 433,934 crimes against whites, eight times the 55,685 whites committed against blacks. Interracial rape is almost exclusively black on white with 14,000 assaults on white women by African Americans in 2007. Not one case of a white sexual assault on a black female was found in the FBI study. Though blacks are outnumbered 5-to-1 in the population by whites, they commit eight times as many crimes against whites as the reverse. By those 2007 numbers, a black male was 40 times as likely to assault a white person as the reverse. If interracial crime is the ugliest manifestation of racism, what does this tell us about where racism really resides in America

    • Anonymous

      a lot more than you think. Sammy Yatim for one

  • Anonymous

    Q: Why was Mike Brown shot to death? Even if he did-- and this is the fucking pig's bullshit story (if it was the TRUTH ther would be details already)-- 'resist arrest," that let's this prick shoot him dead? And the police chief is almost as big a scumbag as the shooter, whose name is... Oh wait, they're not saying?

    • Anonymous

      you think cops just shoot young men for no reason, potentially throwing their lives and careers away? the kid obviously did something that made that officer feel threatened.

  • Yssup Kidz

    BTW, the kids looks like Casual from Hiero...

  • Yssup Kidz

    I'm Asian. One time i got into a car accident and was expressing frustration toward the cop that showed up. I wasn't getting loud or confrontational, just kept asking for clarification. After the first warning, he threw me down on the pavement and cuff me.. All I'm saying is that cops don't put up with shit. If this kid even walks towards the cop, and the cops says stop and he takes another step, then he gets what he gets. Is it fair? No. But its reality. If we want to fight injustice, do it right. Acting badass towards a cowardly low level cop on street patrol duty ain't gonna do shit but make your momma bury you. Did I just defend the police? Fuck the police. Ok, street cred restored...

    • Yssup Kidz

      "Fuck you pussy Asian" That retort shows either your intellect or age, or both. If you can, read my reply again. I'm saying what you are saying. Im saying cops are bullies. My problem is why can't people like this poor kid understand this. If you even look at them wrong they will fuck you up. So just cooperate so you can live another day and fight the system intelligently. Look i know there are times that even when you cooperate the cops are gonna fuck with you. I'm just saying, give yourself the best shot at surviving the encounter. Btw there are Asians in the US you know. I'm from Los Angeles, where cops don't get no worse son.

    • Anonymous

      Fuck you pussy Asian. The Ferguson Police Department can't even come up with a vaguely plausible excuse for this scenario... Which is almost certainly because there is none. Did you see Anonymous posting photos of the police chief, including one of the Confederate flag in his house? I don't know how much American history you read in Asia but... In ** AMERICA ** cops tended to be tough guys-- bullies even-- who would BEAT a nigga with a nightstick, kick him around (he "fell down the stairs") etc but not usually SHOOT the dude... who was ** obviously ** fucking unarmed because the pig still had his gun, if it's even true Mike Brown tried to take it, which is pretty fucking far fetched.

  • Anonymous

    If an innocent kid in my city got killed I know the first thing I would do is run and rob my nearest locally owned business and take them for everything they had! Justice!

  • Anonymous

    Let's say an innocent black teen was murdered by police for no reason? What the fuck is looting and vandalizing your own community going to do? What the fuck did all those business owners do to Michael Brown? Black people are so crazy sometimes.

  • Anonymous

    I find it hilarious that none of these rappers weighed in on that recent convenience store shooting in Brooklyn. Cold blooded, point blank as all his friends walked past laughing at the guy on the floor. Oh but wait. The shooter was black so it's ok.

    • Anonymous

      Retards: scumbag black thugs killing innocent blacks and whites and Asians etc one thing... a BAD thing, no matter how silent those hyprocrites are. You're correct on that issue, though if you add up their victims with the # white mass murderers (school shootings etc)... THIS, however, is 1) a professional cop, 'highly trained' and whatever versus 2) an unarmed kid so yeah, there's a higher goddamn standard involved, as well as the cover up we're seeing. Those scumbag black thugs are mostly going to rot in jail.

    • Anonymous

      I know right. SO many hypocrites. Young black males commit heinous crimes against innocent non blacks all the time and it's never an issue to these folks but the minute a black kid trys to be superman to the police and gets blasted its time to cry.

  • Anonymous

    Attention young black males. Stop talking shit to armed cops. Haven't they more than proven they will take your ass out?

    • Derek Hines-Field

      I'm a white conservative and I must say this topic is getting out of hand both ways, with whites and blacks. The reality is Yes, racism is still out there and when it comes to police killings its much different from others killing each other because the police are supposed to protect and serve. Not take their job to another level and kill anyone black or white. He could have at least shot the young man in the leg had him down then after hospitalization prosecuted him for whatever reason giving the officer had know clue he was the store robber the young man should of been handled different. Now you other white devils sound evil and make us look just as bad as them because if it was your kid or relative in this situation you would react different. Whites out here want to be black people, listen to their music, dance like them, talk and have big dicks and asses like them. They dont want to be us which is why they do march for there people and stand up for them in these situations. We commit more suicides and american tragics more then them and here we are talking shit when they come out with stuff. Their artists has supported situations when its been black on black crime. You dont hear of it cause the media doesn't put it out because its not good as these stories where they march for their kind unlike us. So all you whites who are racist and hate to admit it, grow some better balls and maybe your dicks will grow like mine. as a white man im more ashamed of you all then blacks. Just like we had them in slavery we were scared of them then and its obvious you all are scared now. FUCK OFF IDIOTS!!!!!

  • I AM LEGEND

    This is hilarious, the above mentioned artists speak all this bullshit about the mike brown incident after a white cop shoots a black man, But speak nothing about blacks killing blacks everyday in chicago, detroit, etc. So according to them, blacks killing blacks isnt an issue, especially with Al Sharpton, who stays quiet until murder involves a white. None of these artists give a fuck about mike brown, they know speaking about a mainstream investigation like this will garner attention, just like this entire article about shit they are saying on social media. What a bunch of fucking bullshit, anything for attention and money these days.

    • Anonymous

      "cops been gunning down blacks way before black on black crime." actually blacks been killing each other and selling other blacks into slavery way before cops existed

    • Anonymous

      cops gun down whites, asians, latinos, natives, etc too dog. its not just a black thing. thats just what the black racist community wants you to think.

    • Anonymous

      its not about black killing blacks. cops been gunning down blacks way before black on black crime.

  • Anonymous

    gayme is gonna get a tattoo of mike brown now like the groupie he is

  • Anonymous

    most of these rappers truly don't care... they are just hopping on the bandwagon. they dont even follow the news.

  • complez

    but when you kill each other its okay. Right niggas??

    • Anonymous

      Fagflez above: One, either you are black and being sarcastic or white sounding like you want to suck black dick, hoping that will you black and do not know how to go about it. It should be easy look at your favorite rapper wearing skirt or NBA black ball player who feels he needs to 'come out' because it's the 'in' thing to do.Fucking fruit

    • Anonymous

      u dunno what happen though kid might have tried to kill him first. not saying thats what happened but u neva know. maybe he was gassed up after listening to some southern rap and thought he could take a cop.

    • Anonymous

      just like killer mike said..save the "black on black" crime bullshit..ppl die everyday fuckin around in the street game..it was here before us & gonna be here after us..only thing we can do teach our kids the streets will kill you..aside form that..when a muthafucker take an oath to protect & serve he or she has an obligation to do so..thats why ppl are so pissed..why was killing the kid was the cops first resort?? black on black crime has fuckin nothing to do with trigger happy cops

  • Nunya

    So so tired of this race shit. PERIOD. People die. I would like to see both sides of this and stop the bandwagonning on it being youre being black and innocent; civil rights playing into it. Ugh moving on..

    • Anonymous

      Sammy had a knife so he wasn't "unarmed" per se but he was trapped on a street car and they could have bean bagged or tased him instead of shooting him 9 times like he was 50 Cent.

    • Anonymous

      Sammy Yatim http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Death_of_Sammy_Yatim

    • Anonymous

      Give me an example of a white boy killed this way. One example and I believe you

    • Anonymous

      that's what the media is trying to do, to brainwash people to continue to be dived instead united. that they stay in power while talk about BS race crap or what a famous person did.

  • Anonymous

    Still waiting for the white cops in Ferguson trying to come up with a story... Oh wait, there is none? How many unarmed black teenagers go after a cop's gun? Yeah LOTS. Motherucking "Diddy" says what? Jay-Z says what? Amazing not just what racist assholes this site attracts but what RETARDS... Granted it's rap music...

    • Anonymous

      What is Jay-Z's voice going to change? Do you think Jay-Z can honestly make a difference and stop all police everywhere from making tough calls when suspects get violent and try to hurt them?

    • Anonymous

      why would i wanna hear diddy jayz or obama say anything about this..what can they say?? another day in black america??

    • Anonymous

      why does jay or diddy have to say anything? do they gotta speak on every nigga that gets shot trying to act hard? jay-z dont be tweeting like that and diddy probably said some rip that went unnoticed.

  • Anonymous

    Rip to that young man. For more entertaining videos, check out thegrandreport,com, they have some good videos on their too.

    • Anonymous

      That's what I said when I said unwarranted attacks and/or RETALIATIONS (as in he provoked the officer to kill him). Obviously, I was being sarcastic.

    • Anonymous

      STFU you dont know what happened. to say it was unwarranted is ridiculous. i highly doubt they shot him for no reason. he was most likely trying to fight them or take their gun...

    • Anonymous

      Heartless bastard. This kid's a martyr in the black community and a symbol for all young black men to provoke unwarranted attacks and/or retaliations on officers or other figures of authority.

  • Anonymous

    great! now all these butthurt negroes can stop crying about celebrities honoring robin williams after he passed and not mike brown who was most likely a criminal and tryng to fight a cop.

  • ok

    Tupac is not around, because we wouldn't even be in this position if he was. He was the only leader. All others are followers, that's why they are promoted so heavily. Cause they don't promote intelligence or unity.

    • ANON KILLA

      God, can you not act like a fucking dirty nigga and stop whining and bitching for once? OK? Damn, at least they can sympathize with the rest of this country, unlike yourself who just chooses to bitch and complain and become part of the overall problem. What are YOU doing to help the Brown Family? Are you marching for injustice until your feet are tired and blistered? No? Then shut the fuck up.

  • ok

    Rappers disrespect their own people to actually have anyone respect their opinions on grave or serious matters. They promote themselves as jokes and are treated as such. They are only worth instagram and twitter. Cause they are not revolutionaries. All talk. They will be the first to leave when shit goes south. Anyway, carry on and die.

  • Anonymous

    Black men have to watch what color we wear, what hood we are in, the cops, whites and blacks, no hoodie no white tee, no loud radios damn! 10:05 AM - 11 Aug 2014 Let that be a lesson to you people to start becoming more accountable for your actions. the way i see it, a struggle ensued between Brown and the officer. YOU DO NOT UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES PROVOKE A POLICE OFFICER IN ANY WAY, SHAPE, OR FORM, OTHERWISE HE WILL BE FORCED TO USED EXCESSIVE FORCE.

    • Anonymous

      You don't ever get physical with police and you always do just what they say. Follow these easy rules to not get murdered so your family and friends aren't on tv crying about racism..

    • Anonymous

      Mike Brown pushed the officer in question while he was given a direct order to place his hands in the hair. I believe that is called resisting arrest. I'm sure your kind is very familiar with that.

    • Anonymous

      We don't even know all of the facts yet you knucklehead. However, we do know that Mike wasn't armed and he was shot several times while he was already on the ground with his hands in the air.

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