Last night, in a decision that surprised no cynical American, St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Robert McCulloch announced that Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson would not be indicted by a grand jury for the murder of unarmed teenager Mike Brown. The decision lead to an uproar on social media and protests in Ferguson as well as several major American cities.
Many rappers took to social media to react to the decision including Pharrell, Nas, Big K.R.I.T, and many more:
I'm heartbroken over the news of no indictment in Ferguson. Let's all pray for peace.
— Pharrell Williams (@Pharrell) November 25, 2014
"You were put here to protect us, but who protects us from you?" - KRS One
— Nasir Jones (@Nas) November 25, 2014
Sending my prayers out to the family and friends of Mike Brown. Praying for all the people out there in Ferguson. No justice out here!!!
— Big K.R.I.T. (@BIGKRIT) November 25, 2014
I feel really bad for the family of Mike Brown. To my brothers & sisters in Ferguson my heart is with you & I will join you soon.
— Talib Kweli Greene (@TalibKweli) November 25, 2014
WOW. WTF. Prayers go out 2 the brown family. SMH
— YG (@YG) November 25, 2014
Pop stars like Beyoncé, Solange, and Rihanna took to their Instagrams to respond.
However, not everyone reacted the same way. Earl Sweatshirt took issue with certain protestors, and Lecrae wrote an impassioned Facebook post:
the people who went outside yesterday just for the sake of going outside are as much a part of the problem as the police.
— EARL (@earlxsweat) November 25, 2014