Kim Kardashian and her half-sisters are drawing fury over social media for appearing to send text messages while the audience at MTV’s Video Music Awards took a moment of silence in honor of slain black teenager Michael Brown. More after the break
Rapper Common was on stage to present the nominees for best hip hop video when he asked the crowd on Sunday to take a minute to think about Brown’s death and the racially-charged clashes between police and protesters in Ferguson, Missouri.
‘Hip hop has always presented a voice for the revolution,’ the rapper told the crowd at the Forum in Inglewood. ‘I want us all to take a moment of silence for Mike Brown and for peace in this country and in the world.’
Were they bored of the event or just not interested in Michael Brown?