The concert, which was streamed in part on Jay Z‘s Tidal, was meant to bring awareness and peace to the area after weeks of massive protests.
Freddie, a 25-year-old African American man, was placed under arrest in April and ended up in a coma in the police car. He died from injuries to his spinal cord. Michael was fatally shot last year by Darren Wilson, a Ferguson police officer. Both deaths brought protests to the cities of Baltimore and Ferguson, respectively.
Prince performed at the concert and gave his thoughts to the crowd: “The system is broken. We gotta fix it by building a new one right here, right now. It’s gonna be all right, y’all. It’s gonna be all right. We’re gonna figure this thing out,” Prince said.