Monday Jun 29, 2020
Grammy award-winning singer Alicia Keys set the 2020 BET Awards stage on fire with her most recent rendition of the Perfect Way To Die in honor of the Black Lives Matter protests raging across the US.
Her stage encompassed an empty city street that featured a portrait of Sandra Bland, a 28-year-old found dead after being arrested by the police.
Nearing the end of her performance, Keys left her piano and sat down in the middle of the street on her knees to showcase her support for protesters and other Black Lives Matter advocates.
Alicia’s performance carried such meaningful and subtle nuances, including a nod to Colin Kaepernick who would kneel down during the national anthem to raise his voice against police brutality.
After her performance was aired, the singer took to her social media to reflect upon the true meaning of the song, and how it all has affected her up till now.
"There's so much on our minds and in our hearts!” she began by saying. "My favorite thing about music is how it reminds us that we're not alone. This performance for the #BETAwards touched me deeply. What did u feel? [sic]"