Common asks for moment of silence for Ferguson at MTV VMAs

August 25, 2014 2:46 AM

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Common asks for moment of silence for Ferguson at MTV VMAs

Prior to the show MTV President Stephen Friedman said the network would air a 15-second PSA in hopes of sparking a discussion about the Aug. 9 police shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown, who was unarmed when he was killed in Ferguson.

"It's a call to action to our audience that we have to confront our own bias head-on before we can truly create change," Friedman said.

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