Pharrell Williams and Others at Grammys: ‘Black Lives Matter’

February 9, 2015 7:46 AM

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Pharrell Williams and Others at Grammys: ‘Black Lives Matter’

Pharrell Williams and other presenters and performers at the Grammy Awards 2015 show, like Prince, Stevie Wonder, and Beyoncé, gave a powerful message throughout the evening that #BlackLivesMatter. Pharrell and the others showed their support for people like Michael Brown, 18, from Ferguson, Missouri, by supporting the #BlackLivesMatter movement in response to what many feel were the unjust deaths of young unarmed black men at the hands of armed white policemen.

For example, during his performance at the Grammy Awards show of one of his biggest hits, Happy, Pharrell Williams, 41, raised his hands up into the air, as did the male backup dancers onstage with him who wore black hoodies, much like 17-year-old Trayvon Martin’s clothing the night he was shot and ...

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