After notching his first No. 1 album with Everybody earlier this year, Logic has been using his new-found popularity to sprinkle his “peace, love and positivity” message to the world. Last night (Sunday, Aug. 25), he brought his newly-crowned top 40 Billboard Hot 100 single “1-800-273-8255” to the 2017 VMAs.
After promoting the suicide prevention hotline, Singer/Songwriter Kesha introduced Logic’s performance, which featured survivors who had attempted suicide. These survivors were repping shirts with the phone number on the front and the phrase “You Are Not Alone” written on the back. According to a statement from MTV, The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline’s hotline increased 50 percent after the performance,
The heart-wrenching set even caused one of the survivors to break down and cry.
Check out Logic’s performance from last night’s VMA’s below.
For more information about the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline — which provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for them and their loved ones, and best practices for professionals — visit suicidepreventionlifeline.org.