Mos Def sends a message to BET, Oprah and Obama about Troy Davis during his performance with Talib Kweli at the Fillmore in Miami Beach, FL on September 27, 2011.
“The BET Awards are happenin’ in Atlanta, Georgia, apparently this weekend on Saturday, right? I’m making a strong, serious recommendation and suggestion.In the interest of humanity and the rights of human beings all over God’s spaceship, Earth. If you are doing or hosting this event in Atlanta, Georgia, right after this young man, Troy Davis, was brutally murdered, in public for the whole world to see, you should definitely dedicate one part of your show.
If it’s the opening, the beginning, the middle, or the end … Bring his mama out there, show her your support and show her some words of comfort and encouragement.This is not the moment for your silence, BET! Or anybody else! And that goes to every peep from Oprah to Obama: When you get a free moment, call Troy Davis mama.”