Last night, numerous musicians gathered in Charlottesville, Virginia for a charity concert benefitting victims of the alt-right protest held in the city last month. Among the performers was Pharrell, who made his full set available online, watch it below.
In addition to playing his mainstay hits like “Happy,” Pharrell also used his time on stage to ‘take a knee,’ the protest making waves around the nation in response to President Donald Trump’s attack of the NFL and its players who refuse to stand for the national anthem. “If I wanted to get on my knees right now for the people of my city, for the people of my state. That’s what that flag is for” he said to a cheering crowd.
Other performers of the evening included Ariana Grande, Justin Timberlake and The Roots. Watch a live stream of the full concert below.
In other music news, J. Cole has taken to Twitter to call for a boycott of the NFL. Get the scoop on that right here.
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