BET Awards Aftermath: Meek Mill Drops A New Song “Stay Woke”

Meek Mill
Meek Mill

Rapper Meek Mill has been in the news recently over a lot of controversies. He spent several months in prison for a parole violation, he was released in May.

His arrest came up with a lot of backlashing and all that directing it to Black Lives Matter and how blacks aren’t treated fairly in the United States of America.

He came back strong and dropped a new song, “Stay Woke” (featuring Miguel), late Sunday after premiering it on the BET Awards.

Meek Mill, BET

The setting and the performance was speaking volumes, depicting the brutal police violence against the black community.

Meek Mill, BET

The rapper wore a hoodie bearing a drawing of rapper XXXTentacion, who was murdered in Florida last week.

Meek Mill, BET

The song opens with a quote from Grandmaster Flash & the Furious Five’s 1982 anthem “The Message” and continues with a verse that sums up the entire song:

“We scream, ‘Black Lives Matter,’ but we still toting ladders
Watching our own brothers trying to get at us
Dreams get shattered when a scene full of crackers
And they charge you with some shit you ain’t do
You like what happen
We go get lawyers to say shit, we don’t know how to talk
They told us to hate each other before we learn how to walk.”
Meek also alludes to his own incarceration later in the song, rapping:
“You gotta feel me, feel like the system trying to kill me
Got arrested and the charges F1 for popping wheelies, stay woke”

These lyrics are basically things the black community goes through and even with the crusade on Black Lives Matter, brutality happens regardless.

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