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DETROIT (KDKA) — Rapper Nas took a moment during a concert Saturday night to mention 17-year-old Antwon Rose, who was fatally shot by an East Pittsburgh police officer last week.

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Nas was performing in Detroit and while he was introducing his song “Cops Shot the Kid,” he asked the audience, “Can I hear one time up to the heavens ‘Antwon Rose’?” The crowded shouted his name in response.

After the song, he said, “Rest in peace to my man Antwon Rose.”

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Pittsburgh resident Jason Muhammad posted a video of the performance on Facebook. (Warning: The video contains foul language.)

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Muhammad said Nas also brought someone wearing a #AntwonRose t-shirt onto the stage.


Rose was shot three times by East Pittsburgh Police Officer Michael Rosfeld while running from a vehicle pulled over for a felony stop in East Pittsburgh on June 19. Rose later died at the hospital.

The vehicle was stopped because it matched the description of a vehicle that had been involved in a drive-by shooting in North Braddock about 13 minutes prior to the felony stop.

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Rosfeld has been placed on paid administrative leave pending the results of the investigation.