D’Angelo Brings #BlackLivesMatter to SNL

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D'Angelo performed two songs off his surprise comeback album Black Messiah "Really Love" and "The Charade" on this week's J.K. Simmons–hosted SNL. For the latter, D'Angelo came out wearing a black hoodie, while his band, the Vanguard, was clad in black T-shirts emblazoned with the phrases "Black Lives Matter" and "I Can't Breathe" — slogans of a national response to the deaths of Eric Garner, Michael Brown, Tamir Rice, and others. In the chorus, he sings: "All we wanted was a chance to talk/ 'Stead we only got outlined in chalk/ Feet have bled a million miles we've walked/ Revealing at the end of the day, the charade."

Here's his performance of "Really Love," with D'Angelo looking like a high-fashion version of Clint Eastwood circa The Good, the Bad, the Ugly.