Big K.R.I.T. & Lecrae Deliver Powerful Message on Police Brutality at BET Hip Hop Awards [Video]

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During the 2016 BET Hip-Hop Awards, Big K.R.I.T. and Lecrae both commanded the spotlight, delivering two incredibly well-done spoken word performances.

Words by Big K.R.I.T.: 

Mommas been cryin’ and they gon’ keep cryin’
Black folk been dyin’ and they gon’ keep dyin’
The police been firin’ and they gon’ keep firin’
The government been lyin’ and they gon’ keep lyin’

Propaganda news channels that s**t’ is all for show
Camera phones, videos it’s like all we know
Diluting what the eyewitness might really say
Because the whole world saw a murder yesterday

Now your account ain’t what it used to be
According to them, your eyes can’t adjust to the violence you used to see
Police brutality is all in your mind
And the tactics that they use only look worse in rewind

People die every day, you should get used to it
Hands behind your back, face down
They still say you shoot
Can’t breathe
Knee where your neck be

Like why you movin’
Kids in your car headed home
Like what you doin’
Like why you chillin’
F**k your feelings

Why you smilin’ when I’m so serious
I hate patrolling your space
Like why you livin’
Stop asking questions
Why you filmin’
You look suspicious
I think you dealin’
Step out the car
Fit the description
Someone I feel
I needed killin’
Blood on the curb
I needed spillin’

Another civilian
Another not guilty
Another t-shirt
Another rap lyric
Another life gone
I can’t forgive it

 

Words by Big K.R.I.T.: 

Mommas been cryin’ and they gon’ keep cryin’
Black folk been dyin’ and they gon’ keep dyin’
The police been firin’ and they gon’ keep firin’
The government been lyin’ and they gon’ keep lyin’

Propaganda news channels that s**t’ is all for show
Camera phones, videos it’s like all we know
Diluting what the eyewitness might really say
Because the whole world saw a murder yesterday

Now your account ain’t what it used to be
According to them, your eyes can’t adjust to the violence you used to see
Police brutality is all in your mind
And the tactics that they use only look worse in rewind

People die every day, you should get used to it
Hands behind your back, face down
They still say you shoot
Can’t breathe
Knee where your neck be

Like why you movin’
Kids in your car headed home
Like what you doin’
Like why you chillin’
F**k your feelings

Why you smilin’ when I’m so serious
I hate patrolling your space
Like why you livin’
Stop asking questions
Why you filmin’
You look suspicious
I think you dealin’
Step out the car
Fit the description
Someone I feel
I needed killin’
Blood on the curb
I needed spillin’

Another civilian
Another not guilty
Another t-shirt
Another rap lyric
Another life gone
I can’t forgive it