Aminé showcased his unique style 2,000 feet above the ground during a special performance on Jimmy Kimmel Live! Sitting in air balloon, the Portland native showed out for his hometown neighborhood during a performance of “Woodlawn” on the late-night show. Then, he took things up a notch by landing the air balloon and performing “Burden” inside of it.
While he was busy showcasing his new music, the best-selling artist was also honoring the lives of those Black people who were killed recently. Spray-painted across the side of the air balloon, onlookers could see three letters, B-L-M. Also, the Limbo rapper also sported a t-shirt with the faces of Breonna Taylor, George Floyd, Trayon Martin, Sandra Bland and Michael Brown.
Thursday was not the first time the Portland artist made a statement on a late-night show. In 2017, he added a verse to “Caroline” during a performance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.
“9/11 [is] a day that we’re never forgetting. 11/9 [is] a day that we’re all regretting. If my President is [Donald] Trump, then it’s relevant enough for me to talk about it on TV and not give a f*ck,” he said.
“I’m Black. I’m proud. My skin is brown and I’m loud. Everybody loves it when a rapper tells some lies. Well, that ain’t me. Homie, I guess that ain’t a surprise. America wants to act all happy and holy, but deep down inside they’re like Brad and Jolie. Caroline [is] divine and I won’t get specific. Club banana is the illest and it’s too terrific. You could never make America great again. All you did is make America hate again.”
Aminé is never one to remain silent. Check out his inspiring and entertaining performance of “Woodlawn” and “Burden” on Jimmy Kimmel Live!