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Exclusive: Nelly Compares Mike Brown Shooting To Shooting A Dog In The Head

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St. Louis rapper Nelly is heartbroken over the death of 18-year-old Mike Brown.

While backstage at the Uforia Music Festival in Los Angeles on Saturday, the 39-year-old shared with HipHollywood his personal thoughts regarding the death of the late teen. “You feel angry, you feel rage, you feel sad … It’s a run of emotions, ” he said.

“Mike Brown was not the last young brotha to be killed unjustly and he won’t be the last. But what we have to make sure is that the verdict is different from the last time.”

He continued, “Everybody makes mistakes, that don’t mean he deserved to die. That’s the biggest point and I think that’s getting misconstrued. If your dog bites you, you don’t take him out back and shoot him in the head.”

Nelly, along with several other A listers, including Chris Brown and Kevin Hart, have been in communication with the Brown family to create the Mike Brown scholarship fund to send kids to school in the name of the late teen. “The only thing that’s going to change it is intelligence and through education,” he added.

During the rapper’s performance, the 39-year-old wore a t-shirt that read: #WeNeeThatVerdict. The rapper’s band also wore t-shirts with world wide viral campaigns honoring the 18-year-old.

Just before Nelly hit the stage, Missouri Governor Jay Nixon announced a state of emergency in the St. Louis suburbs of Ferguson, imposing a five-hour nighttime curfew starting at midnight. “This is not to silence the people of Ferguson or this region, but to contain those who are drowning out the voice of the people,” Nixon said during a pres conference. “If we are going to achieve justice, we must first have and maintain peace.”

On Friday, officials named Darren Wilson, a 28-year-old white officer as the man responsible for the death of the unarmed 18-year-old, who was shot and killed just a week ago. Officials say Brown was suspected of stealing a box of cigars from a convenience store in a “strong-arm” robbery shortly before the shooting.

Wilson has been placed on administrative leave.

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The Good, Bad And Ug… Less Flattering At The NAACP Image Awards

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This year, the NAACP Image Awards were held on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. As we all know, Dr. King had a dream, and for many on the red carpet it was a dream come true. But unfortunately, there were some nightmares … fashion nightmares.

Here’s our list of then stars who were hot and those who left us bothered. First, let’s start with the hot…

Halle Berry – Getty Images

And it doesn’t get hotter than Halle Berry showing half her body. Ms. Berry slayed in this Reem Acra gown reminding then youngin’s that she’s still got it.

Storm Reid – Getty Images

And speaking of youngin’s A Wrinkle In Time star Storm Reid may be relatively new to the game, but she showed up on the carpet looking like a vet in this adorable Yanina number.

Yara Shahidi – Getty Images

Yara Shahidi also showed up serving #BlackGirlMagic in this beautiful Vera Wang dress.

Kerry Washington – Getty Images

And Kerry Washington killed it, also wearing black, in this Michael Kors stunner.

But as we know, with the good comes the bad, and the bad this time around came courtesy…

Danielle Brooks, we love our Orange Is The New Black boo, but this Michael Costello look just didn’t work for her.

Ava DuVernay – Getty Images

We also love Ava DuVernay, but unfortunately this Greta Constatine jumpsuit didn’t have us jumping for joy.

Lil Mama – Getty Images

Lil Mama left us wanting more in this navy blue feathery frock … actually it may be her hair that left us disappointed.

LeToya Luckett – Getty Images

And adding to our disappointment was Letoya Luckett wearing a purple gown that had scallops and bows and slits … oh my!

Do you agree with our hots and nots?

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