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Comments made by popular rappers T.I., left, and Nelly to racially insensitive gossip tabloid TMZ landed them in hot water with social media collective "Black Twitter" today.

Black Twitter users were outraged at T.I. and Nelly for not speaking out fast enough in the days following the police shooting death of 18-year-old Michael "Mike" Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, on Aug. 9.

Black Twitter called out the hip hop moguls for using their substantial social media presence to promote their own projects while at the same time ignoring the ongoing turmoil in Ferguson.

As one of Twitter's founders, @Jack, marched alongside protesters in Ferguson on Saturday, T.I. and Nelly spoke out against the protesters in an interview with TMZ.

"I understand the frustration, but we have to strategize before we overreact. We don’t get no do-over on sh*t like this, so we have to do it right the first time," said Nelly, who was raised in nearby St. Louis.

T.I. added: "We needed to play chess instead of checkers. We should have waited to see if justice was going to be served first ... We shouldn’t have played our strongest hand first."

Twitter users reminded T.I. that he wasn't always patient when he thought he or his family had been wronged.

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But not all of T.I.'s Twitter mentions were in shambles. Atlanta socialite and radio personality Brook Lynn Carter added her 2 cents to the debate by calling out her followers on their double standard.

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Social media users also commended Nelly for starting a Scholarship fund in Michael Brown's name.

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According to TMZ, T.I., comedian Kevin Hart and NBA star Al Jefferson have each pledged to donate $15,000 a year in college tuition for a qualified student chosen by Brown's family.

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    • SummerBaby

      :tea:

    • http://Twitter@MsMarcella Afiya

      Both these guys need to grow up and set better examples for the children in their circle, this is not 1990 anymore fellas, get some ACTRIGHT Please :pray:

      *CORRECTION: I spoke too soon in that Mike Brown post, that was his big azz :smack: still no reason to kill the boy though :no:

    • Ni ni

      Damned if they don't and damned if they do. I somewhat agree with both of their statements. People aren't always going to think like you do. OAN, we have a problem going on with our community and ignoring it is not going to make things better. I hate what happened to mike brown. However I believe we can sometimes bring some things on ourselves. I saw that video of him., the way he did that old man was disgusting. Everyone is glossing over that like it doesn't matter. If that happened to anyone's relative, most would be ready to fight.

      I still don't understand what went on during the altercation with the policeman because of conflicting stories. No, he shouldn't have been shot 10 times either. But people need to be careful what they do in life, because we don't get to choose how it will come back on us. The whole situation is unfortunate.

    • http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/db78ef2b213fd6958c1aa6773fe9a6dc?s=80 jeniefrumdabloc

      Folks make me sick... What do u expect from these fools :shrugs: and you will still support them get reall....

    • buddapecan

      I love Brooke!!! *blows kiss*. She's soooo...lovely. She looks like her skin is so soft and that she smells really good. lol now SHE is my woman crush...wipes forehead...whew!

    • http://www.swedishsoul.com lovebites

      Why are we looking at these fools as roll models? Come on Black people...

    • MrsL

      Who cares what they do or don't say? :shrugs:

    • Torae

      These celebs are in the business of making $$ and selling their crappy music to the dumb masses. They don't speak out about this type of stuff because they wouldn't be able to. They don't have the vocabulary or sense to speak out. They would never be able to go on CNN and make valid arguments without looking like boo boo the fool..... Also I hope the people that are complaining are out in their nearest city "PROTESTING" if not they need to shut up too....

    • Angiegirl

      Ni ni says:

      Damned if they don’t and damned if they do. I somewhat agree with both of their statements. People aren’t always going to think like you do. OAN, we have a problem going on with our community and ignoring it is not going to make things better. I hate what happened to mike brown. However I believe we can sometimes bring some things on ourselves. I saw that video of him., the way he did that old man was disgusting. Everyone is glossing over that like it doesn’t matter. If that happened to anyone’s relative, most would be ready to fight.

      I still don’t understand what went on during the altercation with the policeman because of conflicting stories. No, he shouldn’t have been shot 10 times either. But people need to be careful what they do in life, because we don’t get to choose how it will come back on us. The whole situation is unfortunate.

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      +1 :coffee:

    • http://www.teabreakfast.com/werk-17-hilarious-makeup-transformations/ User Friendly

      Black Twitter called out the hip hop moguls for using their substantial social media presence to promote their own projects while at the same time ignoring the ongoing turmoil in Ferguson.
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      thats their job. they are entertainers :shrugs: they are not politicians or civil rights activists.

    • Hair Lova

      I mean honestly what are they going to say that has not been said already? I'm outraged, disgusted and I will donate money in his name? That's not gonna change what has happened to this young man, nor will it bring him back. I commend those who have reached out and plan on donating in his name, but com'on folks, maybe they will move in silence. You don't have to showcase everything you plan on doing to the world. You damned if you do, and your damned if you don't.

    • JerseyGirl68

      Sandra, isn't Clifford still on parole? If so, that will explain a lot.

      As for Cornell Iral Haynes, Jr., he is down with Hollyweird Homos now. Look for him to be featured with wearing a dress on one of the episodes of Real Husbands of Hollywood or whatever that wack show's name is.

      Next!

      Sidebar: Does Don Lemon have on another pink shirt today? Blank stare. WTF? We get it. You are a homosexual, dude. But you still don't have your own show on CNN. Next!

    • OpinionHated

      We have completely lost sight of what is important here - U N I T Y - where is Queen Latifah when you need her.....