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Beyonce Brings Mothers of Eric Garner, Trayvon Martin, Mike Brown & Oscar Grant to 2016 VMAs

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Beyoncé Knowles and guests attend the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards at Madison Square Garden on Aug. 28, 2016 in New York City.

Beyonce arrived at the 2016 VMAs (Aug. 28) with a sizable entourage -- not only was she accompanied by her daughter Blue Ivy (in a fairy tale princess dress), Parkwood signees Chloe x Halle, and model Winnie Harlow (among other Lemonade cast members), Beyonce posed with Wanda Johnson, mother of Oscar Grant; Gwen Carr, mother of Eric Garner; Sybrina Fulton, mother of Trayvon Martin; and Lesley McSpadden-Head, mother of Michael "Mike" Brown, Jr. on the show's white carpet.

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All four women also appeared in the star's recent visual album, which is nominated in a number of different categories including Breakthrough Long Form Video. In the film, they appear holding photos of their sons -- all of whom were tragically shot and killed in racially-charged situations.

Beyonce, nominated for 11 VMAs, is scheduled to perform at the 2016 VMAs.

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