FERGUSON, Mo. – Among the glitz and glamour of the MTV Video Music Awards Sunday night, celebrities turned their thoughts and attention to Ferguson for a brief moment during festivities.
Rapper Common, who presented the Best Hip Hop VMA, asked the audience to give a moment of silence for Michael Brown and for peace in the country.
"Hip hop has always presented a voice for the revolution," he said prior to the silence.
August 9, a Ferguson police officer shot and killed Brown, who was unarmed. For several days afterward, the protests and unrest in the community captured national attention.