Alicia gave one of the most powerful performances of the night at the BET Awards last night. She delivered the first live performance of her heartbreaking new song, “Perfect Way to Die” at the 2020 BET Awards on Sunday, and it had fans feeling emotional.
“Whether it’s spiritual, or the blues, jazz, or hip-hop, music has always been the voice of the Black experience. It speaks to our resilience, our resistance, and even in the messiest of circumstances we find melody,” BET Awards host Amanda Seales began as she introduced Keys’ performance. “Tonight, as we revel in Black music, we must also honor the lives of those who have brought us to this moment of consciousness.”
Alicia Keys initially wrote “Perfect Way to Die” with the deaths of Michael Brown and Sandra Bland in mind, but her performance at the BET Awards paid tribute to many others who tragically lost their lives, including George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and Ahmaud Arbery.
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