Nelly, T.I. React To St. Louis Protests; Nelly Visits Ferguson

UPDATE: Nelly leads a march in Ferguson and says, "We can't overreact. I would rather overthink than overreact." He is reportedly criticized during his visit.

With protests against the police shooting of 18-year old Mike Brown ongoing in Ferguson, “seven people, all charged with ‘failure to disperse,’” were arrested this morning according to the New York Times. The arrests were a function of a recently imposed midnight-to-5 A.M. curfew. The Sunday morning arrests are the latest in on-and-off clashes between protesters and police in the small Missouri city.

Apparently responding to news of intermittent looting among the protests, both Nelly and T.I. spoke with TMZ about the recent events.

"I understand the frustration, but we have to strategize before we overreact,” Nelly, a St. Louis native himself, said. “We don’t get no do-over on shit like this, so we have to do it right the first time."

Nelly added,  “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. also commented on the nature of the protests, urging for strategic movements.

"We needed to play chess instead of checkers,” he said. “We should have waited to see if justice was going to be served first. We shouldn’t have played our strongest hand first."

TMZ also reports that Nelly plans to initiate a scholarship fund in the name of the murdered youth. Besides the Country Grammar rapper, T.I., Kevin Hart, and Al Jefferson will reportedly be the first to pledge “$15,000 a year in college tuition to teens chosen by the Brown family.”

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69 Comments

  • Briz

    can i use this picture of nelly from your website for a movie im making for a school assessment pelease. http://app.hiphopdx.com/app/uploads/2014/08/NELLY_FERGUSON.jpg

  • Iwannakno

    Where is Ja? We need to hear what Ja has to say #ruletalk

  • sincere

    smh this mother fucker is so dumb. just cos there are black millionaires out there it doesn't mean everyone has the same opportunities. "you got options"?! dumb fuck, the country had a financial crisis, these options don't exist for the majority.

  • Lord Jamar

    I hate white people so much I refuse to buy toilet paper. It's white and will corrupt my stank ass.

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  • Nelly

    keep killing each other.

  • Right Thur

    ill just ask the question that your all wondering... What does Chingy think at a time like this ????

    • Anonymous

      Chingy is thinking why the fuck did I sleep with a dude?

    • Chingy

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  • Lord Jamar

    Fuck Mike Brown. That nigga had a white girlfriend.

  • Anonymous

    Look at Nelly surrounded by big dudes in case the crowd rushes his wack ass lol

  • Doubl Negative

    Well people, Helter Skelter is upon us. To all Black people reading this, the next time you think about committing fratricide, remember who our real enemy is. America was built on Black blood, now is the time for white blood to be spilled.

  • Niggamortis

    damn it seems like black ppl in amerikkka are endangered species

  • Anonymous

    Respect to these brothers showing concern for the community. Shawn Carter, corporate dogshit, says what? #MIKEBROWN Beyonce's wig says what? #FERGUSON Whit dogshit complaining about black on black is rich-- pay attention, ofay.

  • Anonymous

    He's right you just look like retards only protesting when a cop kills someone and. We still don't even have all the details yet. No one and I mean NO ONE will take you seriously until you start protesting EVERY wrongful death! whether it's from a blood or crip, a preacher or a cop, or a school teacher who gives a shit it's all bad so treat it that way, fucking morons you are using your strongest hand right away, now what's next? Can't escalate anymore without being arrested or shot dead...smart moves idiots

  • Anonymous

    But what does LORD JAMAR think about all this???

    • Anonymous

      ^stupid ass internet kids this ain't about lord jamar you f@cking assholes, it's about aggressive policing in the u.s. f@ck off

    • Anonymous

      THIS DOES NOT HAVE TO DO WITH WHITE PEOPLE SELLING MORE RECORDS THAN HIM, HE WILL HAVE NO COMMENT

  • Anonymous

    NO JUSTICE NO PEACE, ya dig?

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  • San DIego Negro

    They sound like bitches. Wait for what? That justice that's never served in Amerikkka when police shoot unarmed black men. These two clowns act like police get charged and convicted for murdering people on the regular when we all know that they don't. I guess when you had a deal with the feds and snitched (TI) or you're trying to keep your white audience (Nelly) you have to say what white people in power expect you to say. I'm glad I've never bought one product either of them released. I can't support that scared shit. Two bitches with a puppet fist in their asses.

  • Anonymous

    TIP and Nelly gonna start a club to hate on Money Mayweather

  • Anonymous

    t i and nelly sound shook !!! lol

  • sincere

    FUCK NELLY AND FUCK TI! fucking house negros. "A riot is the language of the unheard" - Martin Luther King Jr.

    • Anonymous

      BTW, the protests happen later in the day when people GET OFF WORK Ferguson is a SUBURB Those stores take more from the neighborhood than they put in and if anything, knowing how the zoning of African American neighborhoods go in America, they could use a facelift with corporations more concerned about the COMMUNITY instead of their bottom line. QT & Walgreen's ain't building communities, stop it. Those residents are fed up with the aggressive policing, remember the brother who got killed with 27 bullets and no justice was served, cops went back to work and the prosecutor still has his job. Mike Brown is THEIR "no more" breaking point and intervention has to be done by the feds.

    • Anonymous

      Who said Ferguson was filled with section 8 non job having people? Totally unnecessary on your behalf. The issue here is aggressive policing, not the businesses local interests or who has money or not. Stay on topic

    • Anonymous

      yeah you're right communities thrive when they eat themselves

    • rideonemfz09

      lol. Rioting and looting/destroying are two different things. So it ok for people to destroy business, ruins the lives of the local people who operate those businesses, all because someone of the same color was murdered? Black people get murdered all the time for no reason. Not saying thats ok, but where were all the people rioting for them? Oh, I know, they were too busy being the ones doing the killing.... Bunch of hypocrite entitled victims.Poor, lazy, living of the state and tax payer losers are always the first to play victim.

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  • tay

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  • Anonymous

    These are not the most articulate dudes in hip-hop but props for speaking up-- now get your ass out there & organize, motherfucker, get these niggas to read & to ** VOTE ** corporate niggas who are holding their tongues are just as bad as the ofay cops fuck you

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  • Dave Chappelle

    Great, now that I know what T.I. and Nelly think about this situation, my life is complete.

    • Anonymous

      ^^ My thoughts exactly. Rappers catch flak for being outspoken, then catch more flak if they're silent smh

    • dashing28

      Yeah but the same motherfuckers will say "How come rappers haven't spoken out on this?" Either way they get criticized.

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  • Anonymous

    people tired of waiting, getting slaughtered in the meanwhile. I ain't advocating rioting but the nationwide patience is running thin go tell them brothers & sisters in NYC who were profiled, picked up and left in jail for days so many times that they can't get a job because of that faulty policing and tell them to "be patient & wait" for the right time

    • Anonymous

      1. grown people in business attire get profiled too (i.e Barneys) 2. many in the community saw what happened, it was broad daylight 3. learn the difference between profiling and stereotypes 4. none of you recognize this problem is a national problem that has been going on since the inception of America you're not seeking truth, just parroting information, a part of the problem and not worthy to converse with on this topic

    • Anonymous

      People obviously get profiled for a reason. if you're going after the Mafia you're probably going to start with "Urban Italian Men." If you're trying to crack a multinational drug smuggling ring, you're probably going to look at MS18 for SOuth American connections and so you're looking at Hispanic men. Nobody wants to admit that profiling has a role to play and it does. If black areas are violent, it's because of gang violence. Who are in these gangs? Is it Asian girls? Is it Aboriginal Dads? Is it white kids in wheelchairs? Or are the Crips usually black dudes? So we fucking start with that. Look what happened here: one black teenager was shot by an awful policeman. And all of a sudden, Al Sharpton starts his engines and we need to talk about how it's a national concern. Black kids being profiled by the cops. But wait, it turns out he stole something and was high when he did it. So which is it? Which profile apparently represents the majority of black men, since this instance is made to represent a national concern? The theft and drug abuse? You can't fucking cherrypick your issues like that. People can't say, at once, "the nation doesn't care or talk about this" and "people are racist towards black communities due to overexposure in the media." PICK ONE.

    • Anonymous

      "I ain't advocating rioting but the nationwide patience is running thin" One person got shot and people don't even know what the fuck happened yet, maybe they would if the community didn't start immediately tearing itself apart.

    • dashing28

      Really hoping that you're trolling but I'll take the bait so that your point doesn't go unchallenged. 1. When you adjust for socioeconomic equality, crime rates are the same among whites of the same economic class as African American class.(i.e. poor whites commit crimes at same rates as African Americans) Crime is primarily an ecomic problem, not a race problem. 2. The VAST majority of African Americans are law-abiding citizens. 3. Regardless of criminal record, no one unarmed with their hands up deserves to be shot 6 times, including twice in the head and left in the street for hours with no accountability.

    • rideonemfz09

      People get profiled for a reason. Its because majority of them are thugs, hustlers, shady ass individuals who have no respect for the law or authority. Not all black men are things, but the majority who are are ruining it for the others. How about instead of whining about profiling they start holding their own people accountable.

  • Anonymous

    nigga obama needs to react and not all these lame ass rappers

    • obama did

      The Federal Govt has limited authority on this. It's up to the Governor to decide what happens, but it's clear that after the first night the Governon got a phone call from Obama and the justice department and told them to pull back the militarized police and that's happened. He's also called for a federal investigation to coincide with the local investigation. There is LITERALLY nothing else he can do. He issued a statement saying that a full investigation needs to happen. Presidents don't have carte blanch authority over states. That's not how it works people! If he speaks out condemning the police force before an investigation is one, he risks enciting prolonged race riots.

    • minnesota slick

      obama's too busy worrying about what's going on overseas to do anything more than pay lip service to what's happening in our own back yard

  • Anonymous

    i'm a real nigga ya heard?

  • Anonymous

    Too many niggas dying on the streets and niggas acting like nothing happen. Like its normal for another nigga to kill another nigga. Shit hits the fan when police kill a nigga, everyone gon react!!! Mike brown one fucking man compared to 1000 who are put to death on purpose? What about innocent niggas getting killed by other niggas? No one is speaking out!!!!! Makes me ashamed at for being black, Rappers only doing this for publicity

    • Harlem's Reckoning

      You say it makes you ashamed of being black, but you refer to blacks as niggas 7 times in 6 sentences. Come on man. Stop being ashamed and start being accountable.

  • Anonymous

    Dr. Farrah Gray Asian Interviewer: "Can you address their concerns Mr.Chang?" MR. CHANG: "The concerns of Black people? Yes I can. The fact is, that we all live under a system of White Supremacy. We Asian people look back at our long history of conflict with the European. We observe their strategies and develop our own, in response and in kind. There is no need for loud mass movements on our part, because we intend to overtake them in time, through action and personal sacrifice". Asian INTERVIEWER: "And the Black man?" MR. CHANG: "He does not count into our situation. He is simply here. We do not hate the Black man. We just love the Asian man most. Real love--not cliche. We want to see Asian man happy, so we employ him. We eat together. We spend time with each other. We want his kids to be educated, so we invest in our own schools that offer our children the technical abilities to change the world's power structure in our favor. We want to see the Asian man safe, so we purchase and organize our own communities. We want him to remain Asian, so we reduce the outside influence of others ideologies and cultures. While he fought to sniff behind the White man, the Black man has had the opportunity and every right in the world to do the same, but he chooses to indict people like me for not hiring him over my own brothers. For me to do this would be foolish and that would not be Asian love. In contrast, the Black man will fight for the right to be up under everyone else other than other Black people who he should feel the most love for. If our indifference to their situation make us racist, then what would you call the Black man's indifference to his own situation?" www.FarrahGray.com

    • Anonymous

      Anon@ 2, YOU need to fuck off, dumb ass faggot, ain't no bitch here. This was a re-post idiot and you miss the entire fucking point. Black folks need to be self-sufficient and has nothing to do with hating white people people or any other races, dumb fuck. It is about strapping on your boots, dig in and move on without begging anyone and that means sacrifices not only for self but those you care about. Dumb ass. Fucking wigger.

    • Harlem's Reckoning

      @ 2nd Anonymous Blacks were never "bound" by Christianity no more than we were bound by whatever pre-dated Christianity. You hit the nail on the head about us being from many different countries, and that means although we are of the same skin tone, WE ARE DIFFERENT. Russians and Germans are both pale skinned but will be quick to let you know they are not the same. I think the true issue is the amount of entitlement within our culture, race, or whatever you want to call it. I know way too many who feel as though we are "owed" but aren't willing to take responsibility for their actions or feel as though we can never be wrong, even when the circumstances may dictate otherwise. I supervise 60 people on a daily basis at my job, many of whom are black like myself, and I've had to have the "talk" with most. I try to let them know there are times and places to be right, wrong, and smart. A lot of our circumstances that we face today comes from a lack of leadership at home, and a lack of smarts outside it.

    • Anonymous

      The problem with Black unity is that no one knows what it is anymore. Asian is clear and bound by common land.. You are either Japanese and roll with Japanese, Chinese and roll with Chinese or Korean and roll with Korean. Even Arabs are bound by country and religion. Black people are from so many different countries and are no longer bound by Christianity anymore so there is no common thread to stand on except if we all claim ex-slave. I guess that's what nigga means.

    • Anonymous

      no secret other races take on the whiteman's enemy as their enemy us out here have asian friends who know of the suppression and we watch together while the whiteman tries to control their communities and businesses whiteman done screamed about asian immigration then just as loud as hispanic immigration now so good try with that ages old divide and conquer tactic because if anything, asians respect hiphop culture unlike the whiteman now f@ck off bitch, y'all quick to try how nobody likes blacks but ALWAYS omit the american hispanic that stands with us

  • Harlem's Reckoning

    That looting shit is disgraceful. Our people need to take a long, hard look in the mirror about many things

  • gluver

    Justice was not served the day the police refused to show the report of the arrest to the family which is required by law. Also, what happened to all these so called, super tough niggaz that I keep hearing about on all of these rap songs. Niggaz will go from 0 to 100 real quick on each other, but protesting holding their hands up in the air saying please dont shoot as soon as the white cops come. The police is shooting niggaz down like dogs and niggaz is running around with no shirts on and looting butcher shops and beauty salons. What yal gonna do, Throw some pork chops and hair curlers at the police when they shooting you in your ass with rubber bullets?

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