At this year’s BET Awards, there were more than enough performances to go around, and Meek Mill, whose own set came at the end of the ceremonies made sure brand a memory of significance in the minds of attendees and the viewers at home.
Choosing the stage as the perfect opportunity to premiere the new music he’s been teasing for some time, Meek was joined onstage with Miguel for the new track “Stay Woke.” Inspired by Meek’s experience from prisoner to advocate for criminal justice reform, the new track is a commentary on the broken system that came accompanied by a powerful performance complete with a stage set up to mimic the dangerous streets of crime and despondence that raised Meek and countless of other young men and women in the United States and beyond.
Additionally, Meek also sported a black sweatshirt featuring artwork of late rappers XXXTentacion and Jimmy Wopo who were both tragically killed due to gun violence on the same day on Monday, June 18th.
— Daily Miguel (@DailyMigueI) June 25, 2018
— Ya Fav ? (@amourmaddii) June 25, 2018
And best use of his platform tonight goes to Meek Mill. #BetAwards
— Charlamagne Tha God (@cthagod) June 25, 2018
Meek Mill pays respect to xxxtentacion and Jimmy Wopo at the BET Awards. pic.twitter.com/3Yww1qGQEJ
— DJ Akademiks (@IamAkademiks) June 25, 2018