Nelly makes appearance in Ferguson protests

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Rapper and native of St. Louis Nelly has been under heavy scrutiny, mainly from social media and #blacktwitter, for his delayed response to the Ferguson protest following the killing of unarmed teen Michael Brown.

Yesterday, the Country Grammar emcee made up for lost time by walking with protesters in support of the protests with his fellow Missourians.

Though the majority of the crowd was happy for Nelly’s presence, things took a turn when the 39 year old rapper addressed the crowd with a bull horn, urging citizens to have a plan. In series of tweets from journalists on the scene, it seems that message generated a lukewarm response.

In an emotionally charged environment, do you think Nelly’s message of  not overreacting was appropriate? Let us know what you think in the comments below.

Follow’s Music Editor Kyle Harvey on Twitter @HarveyWins.