CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA - SEPTEMBER 24: Pharrell performs with The Roots at "A Concert for Charlottesville," at University of Virginia's Scott Stadium on September 24, 2017 in Charlottesville, Virginia. Concert live-stream presented in partnership with Oath. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images)
Rapper and singer Pharrell Williams took a knee on Sunday night during a charity concert in Charlottesville, Virginia, to show his support for NFL players who knelt during the national anthem to bring attention to racial injustice.
The concert was held on the campus at the University of Virginia and was free to members of the Charlottesville and university communities. Justin Timberlake, Chris Stapleton and Ariana Grande were among the performers.
“Tonight, I’m taking a knee for America,” Wonder said, according to People. “Not just one knee, but I’m taking both knees. Both knees in prayer for our planet, our future, leaders of our world and our globe. Amen.”