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Meek Mill’s BET Awards Performance: Pays Tribute to XXXTentacion

Updated On 25 Jun, 2018 Published On

Meek Mill performed at the BET Awards on Sunday Night just months after being released from prison in April. And the rapper has touched hearts of many through the performance.

During his performance at the event, the American rapper paid tribute to fellow rappers XXXTentacion and Jimmy Wopo. Both XXXTentacion and Wopo were killed by shooting last week in the interval of just hours.

CAPTION: Meek Mill's Tribute Performance for XXXTentacion and Jimmy Wopo SOURCE: Hollywood Life

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Mill sported a T-shirt featuring faces of XXX and Wopo and his performance at the Microsoft Theater in LA profoundly reflected mass incarceration and police brutality.

Mimicking a dark street on stage, Mill went on to rap:

they taught us to hate each other before we learn how to walk

Matter of fact, he perfectly tried to portray the problems through the performance. At first, a young girl can be seen drawing on the sidewalk with chalk and right after, a man and woman can be seen arguing while black men form a crowd.

Watch Meek Mill's performance at 2018 BET Awards.

Following the event, actors dressed as police, take on the stage and sounds of shooting fill the stage. At the end of the performance, an image of people looking very similar to prisoners can be seen standing behind bars.

The entire visual performance was done while the rapper premiered his new single Stay Woke featuring Miguel who also joined the stage with Mill.

Mill has already been to jail for a total of three times to date all thanks to Judge Genece Brinkly who has been sending him back for violating his probation.

The last time he ended up in prison was in November and was in for five months until he was released in April after Pennsylvania Supreme Court's orders. 

As of 2018, he is fighting to throw out his convictions on drug and gun charges from 2008.