Alicia Keys’ Moving Performance of ‘Perfect Way to Die’ at 2020 BET Awards Has Fans in Tears
Alicia Keys is aware of how one can give a shifting efficiency. The singer delivered the primary reside efficiency of her heartbreaking new track, “Perfect Way to Die,” on the 2020 BET Awards on Sunday, and it had followers 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 started as she launched Keys’ efficiency. “Tonight, as we revel in Black music, we must also honor the lives of those who have brought us to this moment of consciousness.”
Keys initially wrote “Perfect Way to Die” with the deaths of Michael Brown and Sandra Bland in thoughts, however her efficiency on the BET Awards paid tribute to many others who tragically misplaced their lives, together with George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and Ahmaud Arbery.
Keys defined to her followers on June 18 that she has felt “called by music like I never have before.” “I have been following its lead. It has led me to the song ‘A Perfect Way to Die,'” she wrote on Instagram. “The song title is so powerful and heartbreaking because WE are heartbroken by so many who have died unjustly.”
“Of course, there is NO perfect way to die. That phrase doesn’t even make sense,” Keys continued. “Just like it doesn’t make sense that there are so many innocent lives that should not have been taken from us due to the destructive culture of police violence.”
“Sometimes I don’t have the words and music is the only thing that can speak. I hope this speaks to you. I hope one day this song won’t be so relevant,” she concluded her put up. “Let’s NEVER stop fighting for justice.”
Fans felt precisely what Keys was feeling whereas watching her emotional BET Awards efficiency.
“Alicia Keys highlighting the Black women who have died due to racist violence squeezed my heart. Rest in peace to Breonna Taylor, Sandra Bland, Aiyana Stanley Jones, Ranisha McBride, Korryn Gaines, and the many more of us who have been taken away. #BETAwards,” one consumer wrote.