John Legend and rapper Common won 'Best Original Song' - Glory - for the movie 'Selma' at the 2015 Oscar Awards in Los Angeles on February 22.
Celebrities haven’t stopped pouring congratulatory messages on social media to both stars.
Oprah Winfrey wrote: "Favorite moment of the night! Ahhh #Glory!"
Usher wrote: "CONGRATULATION ON TAKING THE OSCAR HOME!!! You make me feel proud to be an artist. Reminding us that we have the responsibility to use what you have to make a difference. To my brothers @common and @johnlegend. GLORY for the belief that we are actually intended to be equal in America, for the belief that everything that Africans In America have endured from slavery until now, does matter. Finally, GLORY for the belief that the dream that Martin Luther King died for will someday truly be the reality of where we live....as black men and women in America. #BiggerThan."
Tyrese wrote: "HISTORY! This win has done a LOT for our confidence why....... Because this win is highlighting change and positivity - I know and love them both.... Huge congratulations to @Common and @JohnLegend on a powerful and life changing win....... God is a good God for doing right by GOOD people...... #Selma #Positivity #Yes!!!!!"
Finaly Nigerian TV personality, Dolapo Oni wrote: "Can we talk about Commons speech at the Oscars. After an amazing performance of the song "Glory" and David Oyelowo moved to tears, common gave such a moving speech. And I quote:
"First Off I'd like to thank God that lives in us all. Recently John and I got to go to Selma and perform 'Glory' on the same bridge that Dr. King and the people of the civil rights movement marched on 50yrs ago. This bridge was once a landmark of a divided nation, but now is a symbol of change. The spirit of this bridge transcends race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, and social status.
The spirit of this bridge connects the kid from the south side of Chicago, dreaming of a better life to those in France standing up for their freedom of expression to the people in Hong Kong protesting for democracy. This bridge was built on hope. Welded with compassion. And elevated with love for all human beings." #Legend #common #glory #epic"