J. Cole Visits Ferguson To Pay Respect To Mike Brown, Support Protestors & Speak With Patrol Captain Ron Johnson [Video][Photo]
Seeing as how J. Cole was the president of his Black Student Union back in college and would use episodes of Aaron McGruder ‘Boondocks’ at meetings to educate his peers on the bigger picture at hand; it’s no surprise that the Roc Nation artist made a visit to Ferguson in support of protestors.
Just days after releasing a tribute song, ‘Be Free,’in honor of Michael Brown J. Cole traveled to Ferguson, Mo., to pay his respects to the 18-year-old unarmed teen who was shot and killed by a police officer.
Complex reports that Cole first stopped by the scene where Brown was killed and spoke to protestors and other activists about the civil unrest taking place in Ferguson before making his way to the QuickTrip gas station. (aka “ground zero” where much of the unrest has taken place.)
Cole was accompanied by members of his Dreamville label as he spoke with activists and citizens in the community throughout the day. You can check out the photos and Vines of the Born Sinner artist taken by protestors below and in the gallery above.
Several other artists have spoken out about the shooting of Michael Brown. Including T.I., Nelly and Elle Varner who released a touching song, ‘One Love,’ in honor of Michael Brown.