“At the latter end of his performance, Williams and his back-up dancers wearing black hoodies (in connection with the late 17-year old Trayvon Martin), threw up their hands as a demonstration of the “Hands Up, Don’t Shoot” protest gesture, in ode to the late 18-year old Michael Brown killed by a police officer in Ferguson, Mo.” (via Billboard) He concluded with performance by saying, “As you can see I’m at your service Lord.”



About The Author

Bianca Alysse is a creatively driven Bronx-born writer and editor. Before becoming The Knockturnal‘s music editor she served as Latina‘s creative coordinator and was a contributor at Billboard. The Boricua scribe has a lengthy resume in the music industry and has penned for Universal Music Publishing Group, Epic Records, G.O.O.D. Music, Compound Entertainment, Artistry & Récords, and Arcade Creative Group. Her work has been seen on platforms like VIBE, mitú, TIDAL, Remezcla, and behind the scenes at New York Fashion Week. As an independent contractor, she has written for Sony Music Entertainment’s global business affairs department, Warner Music Group, and currently Roc Nation.

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