Music Stars React to Michael Brown Shooting, Ferguson Crisis

Pharrell keeps minds on Mike Brown via CNN, and more.

HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 22: Musician John Legend performs onstage during the 87th Annual Academy Awards at Dolby Theatre on February 22, 2015 in Hollywood, California. (Photo: Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

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HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 22: Musician John Legend performs onstage during the 87th Annual Academy Awards at Dolby Theatre on February 22, 2015 in Hollywood, California. (Photo: Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Pharrrell Williams - Pharrell Williams recently sat down with CNN's Don Lemon and addressed the death of Michael Brown last month in Ferguson, Mo. "This is going to be the longest hangover in race relations ever," P said. "That's why I feel like the president needs to come down there because when your parents come in the room, whether it's you or your cousin that knocked the vase down, both of y'all sit up at attention, and, as my dad would say, 'tighten up.'"As Pharrell continues to keep the tragic murder of an unarmed Black child by a police officer in the national spotlight, check out the reactions of other music stars regarding this modern-day lynching. ?Michael Harris (@IceBlueVA)(Photo: Monica Schipper/Getty Images for G-Star)

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Pharrrell Williams - Pharrell Williams recently sat down with CNN's Don Lemon and addressed the death of Michael Brown last month in Ferguson, Mo. "This is going to be the longest hangover in race relations ever," P said. "That's why I feel like the president needs to come down there because when your parents come in the room, whether it's you or your cousin that knocked the vase down, both of y'all sit up at attention, and, as my dad would say, 'tighten up.'"As Pharrell continues to keep the tragic murder of an unarmed Black child by a police officer in the national spotlight, check out the reactions of other music stars regarding this modern-day lynching. —Michael Harris (@IceBlueVA)(Photo: Monica Schipper/Getty Images for G-Star)

Nelly - During a charity football game, Nelly organized his celebrity friends, including Chris Brown, Wale, Omarion, Bow Wow, Trey Songz, Lil Mama and more, to take a picture showing solidarity with their hands raised high in protest as they yelled, "Don't shoot."(Photo: Nelly via Instagram)

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Nelly - During a charity football game, Nelly organized his celebrity friends, including Chris Brown, Wale, Omarion, Bow Wow, Trey Songz, Lil Mama and more, to take a picture showing solidarity with their hands raised high in protest as they yelled, "Don't shoot."(Photo: Nelly via Instagram)

"Don't Shoot," Game feat. Rick Ross, 2 Chainz, Diddy, Fabolous, Wale, DJ Khaled, Swizz Beatz, Yo Gotti, Curren$y, Problem, King Pharaoh and TGT - Game united a few of his boyz from da hood, including Rick Ross, Diddy, Yo Gotti and 2 Chainz, to protest the murder of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, on the track "Don't Shoot."Taking a stand against police brutality, proceeds from "Don't Shoot," which is available on iTunes, will be donated to The Michael Brown Memorial Fund.  Read on for a look at more classic music ensembles that featured artists coming together for great causes. — Michael Harris (@IceBlueVA)(Photo: The Game/Justice For Mike Brown charity)

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Game - The murder of Mike Brown touched the hip hop community hard and sparked Game to call up the homies for the tribute track "Don't Shoot," which spotlights police brutality and the ongoing epidemic of unarmed Black men being murdered by the police. Donating the proceeds from the song to the Michael Brown Memorial Fund, the iTunes-available track also features Rick Ross, 2 Chainz, Diddy, Fabolous, Wale, DJ Khaled, Swizz Beatz, Yo Gotti, Curren$y, Problem, King Pharaoh and TGT.(Photo: The Game/Justice For Mike Brown charity)

Guess Who's Back? - Looks like the gang's all here (minus Game). 50 Cent brought out his old running mates Lloyd Banks, Tony Yayo and Young Buck to perform verses from their catalog of hits like Banks' "On Fire" and Yayo's "So Seductive."  (Photo: 50 Cent via Instagram)

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G-Unit - Young Buck, Kidd Kidd and 50 Cent took the battle against police brutality head on when they addressed the recent murders of Mike Brown and Eric Garner in their new song and video, "Ahh S--t." The G-Unit General's hook sums up the track, "Now why the f--k did you call them cops?/With your hands up you still getting shot/Here they come now, they out on patrol/They killed a few, they finna kill some more."(Photo: 50 Cent via Instagram)

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Lauryn Hill - Ms. Hill started her music career in the hip hop trio, The Fugees. She went on to release the critically acclaimed Miseducation of Lauryn Hill and Lauryn Hill Unplugged. (Photo: Theo Wargo/Getty Images for CBGB)

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Lauryn Hill - Lauryn Hill gave the world a taste of the song "Black Rage" a few years back while on tour but decided to drop the track in the wake of the Michael Brown shooting. The song addresses America's continuous torture of Black people, and with it's release, L-Boogie added a prayer for Missouri. "An old sketch of Black Rage, done in my living room. Strange, the course of things. Peace for MO," she wrote.(Photo: Theo Wargo/Getty Images for CBGB)

Dee-1 - Taking a page from his teacher's play book, Dee-1 helps his community and fans by posting motivational messages on YouTube. He's also been known to organized food drives in his hometown.   (Photo: Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for BET)

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Dee-1 - N'awlins-bred rapper Dee-1 is no stranger to speaking about police brutality and uplifting Black people in his music. He voiced his view on the turmoil in a video open letter. Pointing the mirror at Black people, too, he wrote, "I'm at a point in life where I care more about self-accountability than anything. 94% of blacks who are murdered are killed by… Blacks. 86% of whites who are murdered are killed by… whites…. Self-hatred, a lack of value for life and a lack of conflict resolution skills are a big part of this problem, too."(Photo: Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for BET)

B.o.B - B.o.B has been spitting some truth since the death of Michael Brown and hasn't been afraid to take the less-favorable stance of pointitng the finger at Black people, too, for some of our questionable behavior. The Atlanta MC dropped a scathing new song called "New Black" which points a spotlight directly on police brutality and Black-on-Black murder. (Photo: Kevin Winter/Getty Images For 102.7 KIIS FM's Wango Tango)

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B.o.B - B.o.B has been spitting some truth since the death of Michael Brown and hasn't been afraid to take the less-favorable stance of pointitng the finger at Black people, too, for some of our questionable behavior. The Atlanta MC dropped a scathing new song called "New Black" which points a spotlight directly on police brutality and Black-on-Black murder. (Photo: Kevin Winter/Getty Images For 102.7 KIIS FM's Wango Tango)

T.I. - Tip's No Mercy hit stores in 2010 after his return to prison. The album went through some last minute changes, which included the title. The project was to be called King Uncaged until he violated his probation.(Photo: Larry Busacca/Getty Images)

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T.I. - T.I. is known for trying to bring peace and called for protesters to stop looting last week. Hustleman stated, "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." T.I. followed up with an "Open Letter to America" condemning police brutality, "An Open Letter to My People" calling for an end to the senseless destruction of our own property, and a song, "New National Anthem," which describes the Black man's plight living in racist America. (Photo: Larry Busacca/Getty Images)

Snoop Dogg - "Stop don't shoot. No justice no peace #nwa how many kids we gotta loose [sic] before somethin is done I have sons of my own n I fear for them as well #blackisbeautiful"Snoop has voiced his opinions on police brutatity throughout the years and showed his respect to Mike Brown by posting this picture with his arms held high.(Photo: Snoop Dogg via Instagram)

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Snoop Dogg - "Stop don't shoot. No justice no peace #nwa how many kids we gotta loose [sic] before somethin is done I have sons of my own n I fear for them as well #blackisbeautiful"Snoop has voiced his opinions on police brutatity throughout the years and showed his respect to Mike Brown by posting this picture with his arms held high.(Photo: Snoop Dogg via Instagram)

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J. Cole - The North Carolina MC has made his career by walking with the people and was one of the first stars to visit Ferguson soon after Mike Brown was killed.(Photo: cruzxctrl via Instagram)

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J. Cole - J. Cole dropped a new song called "Be Free" in response to Mike Brown's murder. Cole made his feelings further felt when he visited Ferguson, standing with the people protesting and paying homage at the spot where Brown was gunned down.(Photo: a_plus via Instagram)

Killer Mike - Killer Mike has been speaking about police brutality for years and took to Instagram to share his displeasure with the treatment of Mike Brown before and after his death. Killer spoke the truth when he stated in his testimony, "We are human beings. We deserve to be buried by our children not the other way around."(Photo: Neilson Barnard/Getty Images for Samsung Galaxy)

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Killer Mike - Killer Mike has been speaking about police brutality for years and took to Instagram to share his displeasure with the treatment of Mike Brown before and after his death. Killer spoke the truth when he stated in his testimony, "We are human beings. We deserve to be buried by our children not the other way around."(Photo: Neilson Barnard/Getty Images for Samsung Galaxy)

Jeezy, @younggjeezy - Jeezy went to Ferguson, Missouri, after the death of Mike Brown and said the following:  "I had to see it for myself!! The answer is not tearing down our own neighborhoods and communities, the answer is goin to the source of the problem in numbers. So many numbers that they know they don't have a chance. We want justice not chaos!! #ferguson #st.louis #saveourchildren #justiceformichaelbrown" (Photo: Young Jeezy via Instagram)

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Jeezy - Jeezy has always walked with the people in his music, so it wasn't a surprise when he made the trek to Ferguson, Mo., to stand with the people and visit the spot where Mike Brown took his last breath. The Snowman also encouraged the people to stop the violence and keep letting their voices be heard until justice is served. (Photo: Young Jeezy via Instagram)

Nelly, @Nelly_Mo - Tweet: "Why be rich with poor character..?"Boxing champ Floyd Mayweather Jr. had a field day embarrassing his ex-fiance, Shantel Jackson, with defaming pics on Instagram after a few photos surfaced of her getting snuggly with Nelly, warranting this subtle yet potent jab from the rap star. Will it land on the champ? #GlovesAreOff(Photo: Kevin Mazur/WireImage)

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Nelly - Mike Brown's murder occurred in Nelly's backyard, so the St. Lunatic has been more than vocal about the incident. Besides calling for an end to the shooting and looting and a need for justice, Nelly has also personally reached out to the family and plans to establish a scholarship in the late teenager's name.  (Photo: Kevin Mazur/WireImage)

Wiz Khalifa - Wiz and Jeezy stopped in St. Louis last week for their Under the Influence Tour and the Pittsburgh MC called for a moment of silence for the slain teen. He wore a T-shirt that read "Don't Shoot" on the front and "#RIPMIKEBROWN" on the back.   (Photo: Rev Al Sharpton via Instagram)

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Wiz Khalifa - Wiz and Jeezy stopped in St. Louis last week for their Under the Influence Tour and the Pittsburgh MC called for a moment of silence for the slain teen. He wore a T-shirt that read "Don't Shoot" on the front and "#RIPMIKEBROWN" on the back.   (Photo: Rev Al Sharpton via Instagram)

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John Legend - John Legend is strongly hoping for positive change in human rights and is urging people to vote yes for Proposition 47, which will reallocate prison spending and gear it to schools and the community as well as changing low-level nonviolent drug charges to misdemeanors.(Photo: Ben Gabbe/Getty Images for DuJour)

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John Legend - R&B crooner John Legend took to Twitter last week to air out Missouri police for trying to escalate the tensions even further. Legend tweeted, "I believe these cops are intentionally trying to inflame the situation. They want an excuse" and "Calling us 'animals' has been the language to justify slavery, Jim Crow and all manner of injustice. Dehumanization and racism go together."(Photo: Ben Gabbe/Getty Images for DuJour)

Talib Kweli, @TalibKweli - Tweet: "Jay been dabbling with 5 percent tinged lyricism since D'Evils tho fa real"Jay ruffled a few feathers this week when photos surfaced of the famed rapper donning a Five Percent Nation of Earths and Gods medallion during a recent game at The Barclay's Center. While this may be new to a few, Talib makes it clear that Hov has been embracing his inner God since the days of Reasonable Doubt. (Photo: Jonathan Leibson/Getty Images for Samsung)

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Talib Kweli - Talib Kweli has never been quiet when it comes to speaking up for the rights of Black people and has been sending encouraging words for the revolution all week through Twitter. Heading out to Ferguson as well, one of his inspirational tweets were, "People of color don't be lulled to sleep by the idea that protest is hypocritical cuz of the MYTH of black on black crime. Be smarter."(Photo: Jonathan Leibson/Getty Images for Samsung)

Russell Simmons, @UncleRUSH - Tweet: "Police sensitivity training, diversity initiatives, body cameras for police and a f---ing arrest. Would be a good start ‪#ferguson"Uncle Rush adds his two cents on what he thinks needs to be done to quell the protests in Ferguson and tame the issue of police brutality in America. (Photo: Rick Kern/Getty Images for Samsung)

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Russell Simmons - The Godfather of hip hop has been speaking about this murder since it happened and wrote an open letter about solutions to some of our racial problems in America on his site Global Grind. Speaking with X17online, Russell also stated, "A community should not have 50 white cops and 3 black cops in a 65% black community. The reason that happened is because the lack of communication between police and community — so we should do police sensitivity training."(Photo: Rick Kern/Getty Images for Samsung)

Elle Varner - Elle Varner released the new song "One Love," produced by DJ Dahi, in memory of Mike Brown. "Who's to say that we can't change, and give one love, one love to everyone, and who decides it's not the time to give one love?" she sings. (Photo: Jesse Grant/BET/Getty Images for BET)

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Elle Varner - Elle Varner released the new song "One Love," produced by DJ Dahi, in memory of Mike Brown. "Who's to say that we can't change, and give one love, one love to everyone, and who decides it's not the time to give one love?" she sings. (Photo: Jesse Grant/BET/Getty Images for BET)