His set opened with an aerial view of actor and activist Kendrick Sampson asleep in a car outside a storefront as two police approached, referencing the 2020 police killing of Rayshard Brooks. Later in the performance, activist Tamika Mallory delivered a speech in front of a set of bleachers filled with protesters. “President Biden,” she said, “We demand justice … We don’t need allies, we need accomplices.”
And as Lil Baby continued to walk the streets just outside the Los Angeles Convention Center, he approached his final guest: Killer Mike, who delivered his verse from Run The Jewels’ “Walking in the Snow” (off the duo’s 2020 album RTJ4) in front of dozens of microphones reminiscent of a press conference.
To end the meaningful clip, Lil Baby stood on top of a cop car as fireworks burst behind him — an explosive end to an equally explosive performance from the star.
Watch the full performance below.