"Hold on, I'm just tweeting about how awesome this moment of silence is."

So, last night during the VMA's, the rapper and actor Common requested that the audience observe a moment of silence for Michael Brown, the 18-year-old shot and killed by police in Ferguson, MO, whose death has sparked massive protests in that town. No matter what you think of the protests, if someone asks for a moment of silence for a dead kid, you hand over a moment of silence.

Sources: Perez Hilton | Gawker