MTV VMA 2017: Watch Logic’s Moving “1-800-273-8255” PerformanceAUGUST 28 2017


Khalid, from left, Logic, and Alessia Cara perform “1-800-273-8255” at the MTV Video Music Awards on Aug. 27, 2017, in Inglewood, Calif. Matt Sayles / Invision via AP

Tears streamed down the face of suicide survivors as they stood on the stage at the Video Music Awards as hip-hop artist Logic performed “1-800-273-8255,” a song titled after the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. The bi-racial rapper, who openly discussed having anxiety, has used his music to address the seriousness of mental health and urge people from diverse backgrounds to seek professional assistance.

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