During the streamed performance, the singer, rapper and musician first appeared at his rum set with a painted on black eye, his face blotched with fake blood. Anderson Paak who released his new fourth studio album Ventura last year, is up for best male Pop artist at the 20th BET Awards. the both singers create an amazing rendition of their collaboration for tonight’s awards show. Anderson Paak was one of those performers, who delivered a rousing rendition of his latest single “Lockdown” a song that was released on Juneteeth and acted as a soundtrack for the many Black Lives Matter protests taking place around the country.
Anderson Park performed his compelling latest protest song “Lockdown” with Jay Rock for the first time on Sunday June 28 at the BET Awards which are being held virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Jay Rock can also be seen throwing a molotov cocktail into the distance, creating a barrel fire with a map of the world in the background, a perfect symbol of the crisis we are all currently facing around the world this year.
Anderson Paak’s performance found him in his customary position behind the backline, drumming with bloody and bruised makeup on his face to speak to the injuries being inflicted seemingly daily by police overstepping their authority both in everyday life and against protestors who took to the streets to speak out against police brutality.