Hip-hop icon Talib Kwele is showing Black Lives Matter by donating over $100,000 to protesters in Ferguson, Missouri. Over the months since the Michael Brown shooting, Kwele has been crowdfunding to raise money for the livelihood and legal expenses of the peaceful protestors. 

"These are young men and women who have put their lives on hold to stand up for all of our freedoms," Kweli said in a statement. "We hope these funds help to empower." [Huffington Post]

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The rapper said he is very interested in seeing Saldana's performance.

Lauren Porter
Mar, 07, 2016

According to Talib Kweli, Zoe Saldana wasn't in Black face for her role as Nina Simone in the forthcoming biopic entitled NINA.

Kweli took to Twitter over the weekend defending the actress...sort of. 

Nina Simone’s Daughter Is ‘Not Upset’ at Zoe Saldana

In a series of tweets, the rapper engaged with followers in commentary about the casting decision. 

Nina Simone's Brother is Not Happy About the Casting of Zoe Saldana in 'Nina' Biopic

Unforunately, Kweli's tweets weren't too popular among Black twitter and the timeline soon became full of a back and forth battle on what was right and wrong.

Franchesca Leigh, a popular online personality, called out the Brooklyn native for his bias towards the project.

The hip-hop artist didn't back down from defending his point of view. He even sighted Denzel Washington's perfomance in Malcom X, Forest Whitaker in his Oscar winning performance in The Last King of Scotland for reasons Saldana's darker makeup in the movie is acceptable.

What are your thoughts on Talib's tweets? Are you too interested in seeing Zoe's portrayal?