Rapper Nelly visited Ferguson, Missouri, Monday afternoon (18 AUG 2014) to show his support for those protesting the shooting of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown, by a white police officer.
A native of St. Louis, Nelly, whose real name is Cornell Iral Haynes Jr., wore a t-shirt that said "#mikebrown" and said to a reporter that there are a lot of "personal agendas" that are making it hard for the situation to diffuse.
18-year-old Michael Brown was shot at least six times on 9 August, including twice in the head, according to pathologists and the family's attorneys.
Protesters have gathered daily in the St. Louis suburb since Brown was fatally shot.
There have been several run-ins between police and protesters. The National Guard has been deployed in Ferguson, but kept its distance from the streets.