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D'Angelo and The Vanguard performing 'The Charade' and 'Really Love' on SNL

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D'Angelo performed two songs off his highly anticipated album Black Messiah “Really Love" and "The Charade" on Saturday Night Live. For the latter, D'Angelo appeared on stage that had a chalked outline of a body, wearing a black hoodie, a tribute to Trayvon Martin, 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."

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