Sunday evening, the iHeartRadio Music Awards were packed to the brim electrifying performances from some the industry’s biggest names, but one the night’s more emotional and appreciated moments came in the form Eminem’s live rendition his cut “Nowhere Fast” alongside Kehlani.
It was Big Sean who accompanied Alex Moscou, a survivor Marjory Stoneman Douglas school shooting in Parkland, Florida that left seventeen dead, as the duo introduced the performance a track that beautifully unpacks the ugliness the world. In their introduction Sean alluded to his mother purchasing him a copy The Slim Shady LP in 1999 while Alex took the opportunity to call on audience members and those watching at home to join the national “March for Our Lives” movement on March 24th which seeks to challenge the American government’s gun control laws.
“We’re tired hearing politicians send their thoughts and prayers to us and doing nothing to make the necessary changes to prevent this tragedy from happening again,” Alex declared. “If those elected to represent won’t do what’s right to keep us safe, we’re going to be too loud for them to ignore.”
Soon, Em and Kehlani would be performing their collaboration to the backdrop a live band and string section, making for a poignant moment in today’s landscape.
Watch the performance below.