At a charity event in Los Angeles over the weekend, St. Louis native Nelly asked the crowd at Chris Brown and Quincy Combs’ celebrity flag football game to stand and put their hands in the air and join him in chanting, "Hands up, don't shoot." Those words have come to symbolize the last moments of Michael Brown's life before the teen was shot and killed by a Ferguson police officer.
"If I could get everybody to rise and just raise their hands in support for everything that’s going on back home in my city right now at this minute,” Nelly said. “If anybody can sympathize with what my city is going through, it’s this city of L.A. right now. On so many levels."
In addition to Brown, other celebrities at the event, according to All Hip Hop, included Game, Wale, Trey Songz, Shad Moss, Lil Mama, Tyrese, Jermaine Dupri, and Omarion.
Watch video of Nelly's statements below: