Lil Baby’s Grammy Performance Highlights Police Violence, Sends Message To Biden
Lil Baby used his platform during his Grammy performance to deliver a very powerful message, highlighting police brutality in America.
The rapper’s performance of “The Bigger Picture” opened with a scene of a black man getting gunned down by police in a video with high Hollywood production values.
Activists Tamika Mallory and Killer Mike made appearances during the performance. Malloy delivered a personal message to President Joe Biden, she said, “President Biden, we demand justice, policy and everything else that freedom encompasses. We don’t need allies, we need accomplices.”
The lyrics behind “The Bigger Picture” were inspired after the death of George Floyd and the aftermath that followed last summer. “Too many mothers that’s grieving. They killing us for no reason. been going on for too long to get even. Throw us in cages like dogs and hyenas,” some lyrics went.
At one point, Lil Baby stood face-to-face with a police officer before fireworks went off as the rapper went on the hood of a car.
The performance comes almost exactly a year since Breonna Taylor was killed in her home after police entered with a no-knock warrant.