Ms. Lauryn Hill set Brooklyn on fire over the weekend with her performance at Tidal’s star studded X concert at the Barclays center. After receiving one of the biggest fan moments from Nicki Minaj backstage, she gave fans an updated version of “Rebel/I Find It Hard To Say.”
She originally performed the song during her epic MTV Unplugged concert in 2002, but released the updated version to address the current turmoil in America caused by the unjust killing of brown and black citizens.
Don’t look at me that way, like everything is alright
Cuz my own eyes can see, through all your false pretenses
But what you fail to see, is all the consequences
You think our lives are cheap, and easy to be wasted
As history repeats, so foul you can taste it
And while the people sleep, too comfortable to face it
His life so incomplete, and nothing can replace it
(lyrics via Genius)
You can stream the full version on TIDAL.
— Ms. Lauryn Hill (@MsLaurynHill) October 16, 2016