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*What a difference a day makes.

It was just 24 hours ago that Black Twitter was going in on St. Louis rapper Nelly for being MIA as far as what’s going on with the Mike Brown situation.

Like we said, that was then. Now he has something to say such as folks in Ferguson may have jumped the gun by protesting too early, contributing to the violence.

“I understand the frustration, but we have to strategize before we overreact,” the “Country Grammar” performer told TMZ. “We don’t get no do-over on sh*t like this, so we have to do it right the first time.”

“Ain’t nothing happen no different that hasn’t been happening … At the end of the day, we should have waited to strategize first and take all the right steps to organize,” added Nelly

T.I. is chiming in as well with his thoughts on the subject and would you believe, he’s on the same page as Nelly:

“We needed to play chess instead of checkers. We should have waited to see if justice was going to be served first … We shouldn’t have played our strongest hand first.”

Nelly says he wants to do something constructive, so he’s starting a scholarship fund in Michael Brown’s name. So he, along with T.I., Kevin Hart and NBA star Al Jefferson are the first 4 celebs to pledge $15,000 a year in college tuition to teens chosen by the Brown family.