Rapper at Academy Awards: NRA Is ‘In God’s Way’

Common went political on the Oscars stage Sunday night — all while he was protected by armed guards

While performing the Oscar-nominated song “Stand Up for Something” — made for the film “Marshall” — the rapper Common went political on the Academy Awards stage Sunday night.

Before getting into his song, Common gave shoutouts to “dreamers” and “immigrants” — and took a shot at the NRA.

“Tell the NRA they in God’s way,” he rapped.

Halfway through his song, he made similar statements.

Ironically, Common said this at a venue protected by armed security guards and police officers.

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How very brave — touting liberal beliefs at a Hollywood ceremony and taking a shot at gun rights while one is protected by people with guns.

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