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Meek Mill Pays Homage To XXXTentacion & Jimmy Wopo During Powerful Performance

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Meek Mill pays homage to XXXTentacion and Jimmy Wopo during his performance of his new song “Stay Woke” at the BET Awards.

Meek Mill performed the new single wearing a hoodie with XXXTentacion‘s face on the front and Jimmy Wopo‘s face on the back. Both X and Wopo were shot and killed last week Monday, June 18th, during separate gun violence incidents. The “Look At Me” rapper was killed in a robbery incident in South Florida, while Wopo was shot and killed in his Pittsburgh neighborhood.

Meek has been campaigning for justice reform since leaving prison in April of this year, but a big part of his message in his new song “Stay Woke” is for us to stop killing each other. The primary suspect in XXXTentacion’s murder was arrested and charged with first-degree murder last week, and cops are on the hunt for two more suspects implicated in the gruesome killing of the Florida rapper.

The Philly rapper also raps about his own struggles with the justice system after getting incarcerated for popping a wheelie on the streets of New York while shooting a music video. His performance of “Stay Woke” with Miguel at the 2018 BET Awards is widely regarded as the best performance of the night. XXXTentacion’s fans are also praising him for the gesture.