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BET Awards: Meek Mill debuts song which spotlights police violence

Debuting a song that delivered a blistering criticism of the criminal justice system at the BET Awards on Sunday night, Philadelphia rapper, Meek Mill delivered a profound performance.

The song, titled “Stay Woke” which features Miguel, is the rapper’s first new music since his release from Prison few weeks ago.  Meek Mill, who was released from prison earlier this year, wore a hoodie with the image of rapper XXXTentacion, who was gunned down in Florida last week. The play-like performance showed a child being shot in street and showed several people in prison jumpsuits behind bars.

“How can I pledge allegiance to the flag, when they killing all our sons, all our dads? I come from a place where you kill your own brother, you can brag,” he says.

The scene transformed after a police officer laid an American flag over the young girl’s body, and the stage became a prison. At the end of the performance, Meek Mill was joined on stage by men wearing prison uniforms behind bars.

Meek Mill’s performance earned him a standing ovation from some in the audience, as well as a virtual standing-O on social media.

“So happy & proud of my brother @MeekMill,” wrote Kevin Hart, who introduced Meek Mill’s performance, on Twitter. “Great performance…Great message.

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