Nick has never been afraid to speak his mind and let his opionion and voice be heard which has been reflected of even moreso of late with the rise of violence and death of black men and women at the hands of police officers.
Yesterday in NYC he showed in further his dedication to using his platform as an artist and public figure by helping lead a march to protest the recent deaths of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile who were shot and killed by police officers in two separate incidents, all within a 24-hour period.
Nick later shared photos on his Instagram of himself during the march. In the photos Nick is wearing an "I Can't Breath" t-shirt and holding a megaphone.
A few short hours prior Nick spoke with ET at a Perry Ellis Men's Fashion Week fitting about the recent tragic events and how vocal he has been as part of the movement to end this current tragic and violent trend.
Here is some of what Nick had to say on why he chooses to speak out:
"Obviously myself whether it's my poetry or my spoken word, me on social media or even me interviews, I've been quite outspoken for the past few years. And I like to practice what I preach so I'm in these communities constantly and taking meetings with district attorneys about criminal justice reform and prison reform. It's so important, I've been given a spotlight so I want to say the proper things at the proper times."
Nick is driven to do more than just post a hashtag.
"I like to live it. I'm kinda putting my money where my mouth is. I'm putting my efforts where my mouth is, and I'm actually in the community. I know we're all upset about a lot of things that are going on. Instead of getting out and just talking about it, I'm really trying to do it."
His commitment is more than just s tagline t-shirt.
"You're gonna see a lot more t-shirts but we're not just wearing t-shirts. We're actually out here making a difference."