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Thursday, August 21, 2014

Nelly Speaks at Site of Ferguson Unrest, Many in Crowd Unimpressed

Posted By on Thu, Aug 21, 2014 at 4:16 AM

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St. Louis rapper Nelly made his way to Ferguson this week, arriving on Monday evening to address the crowds gathered there in protest of the August 9 shooting of Mike Brown. As he spoke, some members of the throng expressed outrage that he had not arrived on the scene sooner. When Nelly spoke of the protesters considering "other options," one member of the crowd expressed frustration. "You have options! You're rich!" It was one criticism out of many that would be lobbed that evening.

See also: Our full coverage on Mike Brown's case and the unrest in Ferguson

Here are some tweets from the scene when Nelly first arrived.

Nelly then grabbed a bullhorn and addressed the assembly.

But some in the crowd were unhappy with how long it had taken Nelly to come down and weigh in on the issue, and they took offense....

Continue to page two for protesters' reactions.

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