Chuck D, Nas, YG & More Perform “Fight The Power” On BET Awards
Written by B87FM on June 28, 2020
The BET Awards got here out the gates swinging with a efficiency from Public Enemy’s Chuck D for “Struggle the Energy” that featured new verses from Nas, YG, the Roots’ Black Thought, and Rapsody.
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“Yo Chuck, I’m combating the facility proper now/Because of you, Flav and PE placing it down,” Nas raps throughout his verse.
The efficiency featured footage proven of the Martin Luther King Jr. memorial in Washington DC, numerous protests throughout the nation, and extra.
“It’s the proper storm,” BET Government Vice President Connie Orlando, instructed Selection earlier this week. “The BET Awards has at all times been a platform for creativity, tradition, and excellence. It has at all times spoken to what’s going on on the earth and our communities… That’s what makes this award present so particular.”
Host Amanda Seales additionally spoke about airing the present in the course of the present political local weather: “I should be considerate and I at all times am, however actually ensuring that I am not taking something as a right by way of what this stage means right now. After I say ‘right now’ I do not simply imply in regards to the rebellion [against racial discrimination],” Seales instructed Folks. “However about the truth that BET is celebrating 40 years. It is the 20-year anniversary of the BET Awards itself. So all of these items converging actually isn’t one thing I take evenly and I am wanting ahead to entering into these sneakers with grace.”