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Meek Mill debuts ‘Stay Woke’ song at BET Awards

/ 05:25 PM June 25, 2018

Meek Mill performs “Stay Woke” at the BET Awards at the Microsoft Theater on Sunday, June 24, 2018, in Los Angeles. Image: Invision/Richard Shotwell via AP

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Rapper Meek Mill has performed a new song, “Stay Woke”, on the BET Awards with a striking performance that touched on police violence against black youth and prison.

Mill, who was released from prison earlier this year, wore a hoodie with the image of rapper XXXTentacion, who was gunned down in Florida last week. The play-like performance showed a child being shot in the street and showed several people in prison jumpsuits behind bars.

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Mill is free on bond while he appeals a two-year sentence for probation violation from an old conviction for drug and weapons charges. CC

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