Da Baby BlastFM's Blog Feed with Epic | BET Awards 2020 Performance
Updated: Jul 6, 2020
DaBaby - ROCKSTAR
(Live From The BET Awards/2020) ft. Roddy Ricch
The 20th annual BET Awards went entirely virtual due to the coronavirus, but as they say "can't let one bad apple spoil the bunch.” The show kicked off with Public Enemy’s hip-hop 80s classic “Fight the Power” — also featuring the reunited Chuck D and Flavor Flav plus YG, Rapsody, JAHI, Nas, and the Roots’ just to name a few. Also an intro from Keedron Bryant and new verses about George Floyd and Breonna Taylor would spice the rating during the castings.
DaBaby and Roddy Ricch debuted a rendition of “Rockstar” that sparked both praise and backlash from viewers. The music video opens with DaBaby laying on the ground face flat with the image of a white police officer kneeling on his neck. The image is no secret, an fact it was an obvious reference to George Floyd, who died in police custody on May 25 in Minneapolis.
A video of the incident sparked nationwide protests against police brutality, specifically within the black community, after it showed officer Derek Chauvin kneeling on Floyd’s neck for more than eight minutes as Floyd shouts “I cannot breathe” and “don’t kill me” before losing consciousness. He was later pronounced dead.