Alton Sterling’s 15-year-old son joined Jessica Alba and Ne-Yo on stage for a special address during the Teen Choice Awards Sunday (July 31).
Alba shared Cameron’s story as a photo of Alton was projected on a screen behind the teen. “Six weeks ago, Cameron’s world was turned upside down when he learned his father, Alton Sterling, was killed while selling CDs outside of a store in Baton Rouge,” said Alba.
“Tonight we stand together with these teens united in our call for peace, and an end to this violence.”
Ne-Yo finished off the emotional moment with a rendition of Marvin Gaye’s “What’s Going On.”
“We need to come together as one,” the father of three told the crowd. “If you feel as we do that we have to do better, I need you to stand up right now and take out your phones. Take a picture of these courageous teens asking for the violence to stop and then post with the hashtag #StopTheViolence.”
— Jessica Alba (@jessicaalba) August 1, 2016
— Tracee Ellis Ross (@TraceeEllisRoss) August 1, 2016
— Shaun King (@ShaunKing) August 1, 2016