Logic Delivered A Powerful Speech About Mental Health At The VMAs



“I believe that we are all born equal, but we are not treated
equally and that is why we must fight.”

Posted on August 28, 2017, 03:48 GMT

The 2017 MTV Video Music Awards was a night of social and
cultural messages: Susan Bro
announced a foundation that will carry on the legacy of her
daughter Heather Heyer, who died protesting hate in
Charlottesville; Reverend Robert Mead, a descendant of Robert
E. Lee
condemned white supremacy; Paris Jackson
decried hate; Pink
spoke about the importance of expanding the definitions of
beauty; and Kesha got emotional while touting the
National Suicide Prevention Hotline.

The “Praying” singer then introduced Logic, who performed
“1-800-273-8255” (the National Suicide Prevention Hotline’s
number) with Alessia Cara and Khalid while backed by suicide
attempt survivors and loss survivors. Following the
performance, Logic delivered one of the night’s most stirring
speeches, which touched upon suicide, racism, sexism,
homophobia, and other pressing issues.

“From racism, discrimination, sexism, domestic violence, sexual
assault, and so much more; I don’t give a damn if you are
black, white, or any color in between. I don’t care if you’re
Christian, you’re Muslim, you’re gay, you’re straight, I am
here to fight for your equality because I believe that we are
all born equal, but we are not treated equally and that is why
we must fight. We must fight for the equality of every man,
woman, and child regardless of race, religion, color, creed,
and sexual orientation.”

Jarett Wieselman is a senior entertainment editor for
BuzzFeed News and is based in Los Angeles. Wieselman writes
about and reports on the television industry.

Contact Jarett Wieselman at jarett.wieselman@buzzfeed.com.

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