11/26/2014 02:01 pm ET Updated Nov 26, 2014

Q-Tip On Ferguson Verdict: 'We're Not Going To Stand By This Anymore'

If you saw any coverage of the protests in Ferguson, Missouri, and around the country, on Monday night, you probably saw footage of rapper Q-Tip marching in the streets of New York. Dressed in a black hoodie, Q-Tip rallied protesters in Times Square, leading chants of "Hands up! Don't shoot!" throughout the evening.

The 44-year-old artist stopped by HuffPost Live to talk about the protests, and the deeper impact of them outside of Michael Brown's death.

"I was just motivated. I had to get out there ... At that point, I wasn't an artist, I wasn't a musician or anything. I was just a man. A black man in this country," he told host Marc Lamont HIll. "We're not going to stand by with this anymore. We're not just going to be angry, we're going to be active. We have all the portals to do so. We're pooling our resources. We are just tired of it."

Tip went into plenty more detail, which you can watch above. Catch the full HuffPost Live conversation here.

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