Last night, singer D’Anglo used his debut SNL performance to spread word on the #BlackLivesMatter movement.
R&B crooner D’Angelo along with his band, The Vanguard, performed two songs from his Black Messiah album. Things started off slow with “Really Love.” Then during his performance of “The Charade” D’Angelo and his band mates wore black to give tribute to Mike Brown and Eric Garner. Both men were murdered by police officers, none of which were indicted.
Members of the band wore “I Can’t Breathe” and #BlackLivesMatter t-shirts while D’Angelo wore an all black hoodie perhaps in honor of the late Trayvon Martin.
This is the first time that D’Angelo has set foot on stage to promote his new album. It is amazing that he chose to use this platform to address serious issues going on in America today.
A few months ago, rapper J. Cole also made a conscious decision to use his David Letterman appearance to discuss police brutality and the plight of African Americans by rewriting the lyrics for the song “Be Free” from his 2014 Forest Hills Drive album.