Common & John Legend Are Presented With Golden Globes…By Prince (Video)

Moments ago this evening (January 11), it was a historic moment for the careers of Common and John Legend. The former G.O.O.D. Music label-mates, as a pair, took home “Best Original Song” Golden Globes for the song “Glory” from the film Selma.

Not only does the honor put John and Comm’ (who attended the event at the Selma table with Oprah Winfrey and others) in some incredibly iconic Hollywood company, they were presented the token by none other than Prince. Receiving the award, however, John Legend and Common spoke from the heart about the film, and the social outcry and pain of the last year.

“I am the hopeful black woman who was denied her right to vote, I am the caring white supporter killed on the front-lines of freedom,” said the Def Jam Records artist who last year released Nobody’s Smiling.

“I am the unarmed Black kid who maybe needed a hand but was instead given a bullet,” he added. “I am the two fallen police officers murdered in the line of duty.”

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