Watch: Common’s Epic Golden Globe Acceptance Speech For MLK Biopic ‘Selma’ Goes Viral

Published on Jan 12, 2015

Rapper Common delivered what is probably one of the bests Golden Globe’s acceptance speech ever.

Standing by fellow artist John Legend and a big smile in his face, Common started by saying “I want to thank God — and the Hollywood Foreign Press.” Then he continued with a more serious tone, “the first day I stepped on the set of Selma, I began to feel this was bigger than a movie.”

“As I got to know the people of the civil rights movement, I realized, 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. I am the unarmed black kid who maybe needed a hand but instead was given a bullet. I am the two fallen police officers murdered in the line of duty,” he said.

Then he proclaimed: “Selma has awakened my humanity.”


The speech quickly went viral on social media and the mainstream media followed suit.

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