Nickelodeon’s Teen Choice Awards 2016 took a break from celebrating fun to pay tribute to victims of gun violence.
Jessica Alba was joined on stage by Cameron Sterling, son of Alton Sterling, as well as family members of other victims from the Newtown shooting, Aurora, Dallas, and survivors of the Pulse Nightclub shooting.
Each teen introduced themselves while Alba explained their relationships to the victims. Two young women on stage were survivors from the Pulse Nightclub shooting who lost their cousin that night.
Grammy award-winning musician, NeYo, payed tribute to the fallen victims by singing Marvin Gaye’s hit song “Whats Going On.” The song itself was released in 1971 and inspired by an incident in which fellow Motown artist, Renaldo “Obie” Benson, witnessed police pushing protesters while on the road to San Fransisco.
Ne-Yo payed homage to the singer by dressing similar to Marvin Gaye’s “Whats Going On” album cover outfit.
After the song, NeYo joined Jessica Alba on stage as they encouraged viewers and audience members to tweet pictures with the hashtag #StopTheViolence.