Hip-hop artist Pharrell Williams delivered a speech at the “VH1’s Hip-Hop Honors: The 90’s Game Changers” condemning white nationalists and urging viewers to “open your eyes” to racism in the United States, VIBE reports.
“For everybody at home watching this and acting like y’all don’t see what’s going on out there, you gotta open your eyes,” said the Grammy winning singer and producer.
“Don’t think just because they’re coming at the African Americans and they’re coming at the Jewish community and they’re coming at the Hispanics that it can’t be you,” he added.
He also touched on the Trump administration’s plans to build a border wall separating the U.S. and Mexico, in which he warned that the real enemy is actually on our side of the wall.
“They keep talking about a wall, but the enemy is this divisive mentality… The white nationalists are walking towards your future. What you gonna do?”
Williams had agreed to headline the benefit concert hosted by the Dave Matthews Band in Charlottesville, Va., the site of last month’s violent clash between the white supremacists and neo-Nazi protesters against Antifa counter-protesters.