'President Biden, we demand justice': Breonna Taylor activist Tamika Mallory addresses Joe during Lil Baby's police brutality set at the Grammy's to say 'we don't need allies, we need accomplices'

 Black Lives Matter activist Tamika Mallory addressed Joe Biden during the Grammys Sunday night, telling the president 'we don't need allies, we need accomplices'.    

Mallory, the co-founder of the Women's March, appeared on stage with rapper Lil Baby during his performance of 'The Bigger Picture'. 

Surrounded by protesters, holding placards, she said: 'It's a state of emergency. It's been a hell of a year. Hell for over 400 years. My people, it's time we stand. It's time we demand the freedom that this land promises. 


'President Biden, we demand justice, equity, policy and everything else that freedom encompasses, and to accomplish this, we don't need allies. We need accomplices. 

'It's bigger than black and white. This is not a trend, this is our plight. Until freedom.'

Lil Baby's set recreated events seen across the US in the summer during the Black Lives Matter protests, which saw protesters and police clash in violent scenes that sparked accusations of police brutality on one side and rioting on the other. 

Black Lives Matter activist Tamika Mallory called out Joe Biden during the Grammys Sunday night, telling the president 'we don’t need allies, we need accomplices'

Black Lives Matter activist Tamika Mallory called out Joe Biden during the Grammys Sunday night, telling the president 'we don't need allies, we need accomplices'

Pictured: Lil Baby performing during the 63rd Annual Grammy Awards ceremony at the Los Angeles Convention Center on March 14. His set recreated scenes that were seen across the US in the summer during the Black Lives Matter protests

Pictured: Lil Baby performing during the 63rd Annual Grammy Awards ceremony at the Los Angeles Convention Center on March 14. His set recreated scenes that were seen across the US in the summer during the Black Lives Matter protests

Picutred: Lil Baby performs on Sunday night
Picutred: Lil Baby performs on Sunday night

Lil Baby's set recreated events seen across the US in the summer during the Black Lives Matter protests, which saw protesters and police clash in violent scenes that sparked accusations of police brutality on one side and rioting on the other

Outside of a set made to look like a convenience store, the rapper performed his protest song 'The Bigger Picture', with the set featuring actor and activist Kendrick Sampson in a scene referencing the 2020 police killing of Rayshard Brooks.

His performance also included a scene of a black man getting shot by a police officer. At one point, the rapper stood in front of an 'officer' with riot shield and the convenience store burned behind him as he performed on top of a cop car.

The artist's performance also featured a scene in which a black man was seen being arrested by two white 'police officers', also alluding to the killing of George Floyd last year and other cases of perceived excessive force by police against black citizens. 

The song's lyrics include 'protests and growing national outcry continues over the death of George Floyd,' 'too many mothers that's grieving' and 'they killing us for no reason...been going on for too long to get even'. 

As Lil Baby continued to walk the streets just outside the Los Angeles Convention Center, that were made up to look like streets seen during the protests, he approached his final guest - Killer Mike - who delivered his verse from 'Run The Jewels’ to dozens of microphones made to look like a press conference.

The death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police last May prompted hundreds of thousands of Americans to take to the streets in protest amid renewed calls for racial equality. 

Biden on Saturday reiterated plans for 'meaningful police reform in Congress'. 

Mallory, the co-founder the Women's March, appeared on stage with rapper Lil Baby (pictured) during his performance of The Bigger Picture, pictured

Mallory, the co-founder the Women's March, appeared on stage with rapper Lil Baby (pictured) during his performance of The Bigger Picture, pictured 

Pictured: Lil Baby's performance also featured a scene in which a black man was seen being arrested by two white police officers, alluding to the killing of George Floyd an other cases of perceived excessive use of force by police against black people

Pictured: Lil Baby's performance also featured a scene in which a black man was seen being arrested by two white police officers, alluding to the killing of George Floyd an other cases of perceived excessive use of force by police against black people

The performance saw a black man -  actor and activist Kendrick Sampson - next to a car being grabbed and detained by 'officers'

The performance saw a black man -  actor and activist Kendrick Sampson - next to a car being grabbed and detained by 'officers'

The man was then put on the floor and 'detained', reminiscent of the death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police last May prompted hundreds of thousands of Americans to take to the streets in protest amid renewed calls for racial equality

The man was then put on the floor and 'detained', reminiscent of the death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police last May prompted hundreds of thousands of Americans to take to the streets in protest amid renewed calls for racial equality

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Mallory, who also helped to found activist group Until Freedom, had on Saturday been at the a demonstrations in Louisville, Kentucky to commemorate the first anniversary of Breonna Taylor's death. 

Taylor was shot dead during a botched police raid on her home on March 13, 2020.

Hundreds of activists also took to the streets in Los Angeles for a march on Saturday night, where two demonstrators were seen smashing a squad car. 

President Joe Biden on Saturday had declared his support for police reforms.


President Joe Biden on Saturday had declared his support for reforms. He tweeted: 'I remain committed to signing a landmark reform bill into law.'

'Breonna Taylor's death was a tragedy, a blow to her family, her community, and America,' he tweeted. 'As we continue to mourn her, we must press ahead to pass meaningful police reform in Congress.' Biden tweeted.

He added: 'I remain committed to signing a landmark reform bill into law.'  

House Democrats earlier this month moved to pass the most ambitious effort in decades to overhaul policing nationwide. The George Floyd Justice in Policing Act was approved 220-212 March 3.

The sweeping legislation, which was first approved last summer but stalled in the Senate, was named in honor of Floyd. 

The bill, which now heads to the Senate, would ban chokeholds and 'qualified immunity' for law enforcement and create national standards for policing in a bid to bolster accountability. 

Mallory had on Saturday been at the a demonstrations in Louisville, Kentucky, pictured, to commemorate the first anniversary of Breonna Taylor's death

Mallory had on Saturday been at the a demonstrations in Louisville, Kentucky, pictured, to commemorate the first anniversary of Breonna Taylor's death

Harlem based campaigner Mallory was pictured at the protest in Jefferson Square Park. She was recognized on the Time 100 list in 2017; her book 'State of Emergency' takes it name from her speech last summer. 

Lil Baby had been nominated for Best Rap Performance and Best Rap Song.    

In September last year Mallory criticized Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron, over a grand jury's decision not to directly charge officers in Taylor's killing. 

'Daniel Cameron is no different than the sell-out N**roes that sold our people into slavery and helped white men capture our people to abuse them and to traffic them,' she said. 'That is who you are Daniel Cameron.

'You are a sell-out, and you were used by the system to harm your own mama, your own black mama,' she continued. 'We have no respect for you, no respect for your black skin because all of our skinfolk ain't our kinfolk and you do not belong to black people at all.'

Cameron - Kentucky's first black attorney general - is considered to be a rising star in the Republican party.          

Taylor's mother Tamika Palmer led the peaceful protest in Louisville Saturday. 

It consisted of hundreds marching behind a large purple banner with an illustration of Taylor's face, chanting 'No justice, no peace.'

Marchers hold a large banner during a protest in downtown Louisville on the anniversary of Breonna Taylor being killed in her apartment

Marchers hold a large banner during a protest in downtown Louisville on the anniversary of Breonna Taylor being killed in her apartment

Tributes fill the center court in Justice Square Park during a protest in downtown Louisville on the anniversary of Breonna Taylor being killed in her apartment

Tributes fill the center court in Justice Square Park during a protest in downtown Louisville on the anniversary of Breonna Taylor being killed in her apartment

Taylor, pictured, was shot dead during a botched police raid on her home on March 13, 2020
Breonna Taylor

Taylor, pictured, was shot dead during a botched police raid on her home on March 13, 2020

'Eyes are on Louisville, Kentucky, today so let's show America what community looks like,' said Taylor´s aunt, Bianca Austin, who wore her niece´s emergency medical technician jacket.

Austin spoke from a stage set up in Jefferson Square Park, which became an impromptu hub for protesters during months of demonstrations last summer. 

A grand jury in September recommended no homicide charges against the three white officers in the case. 

Twelve months after the killing - in which police shot Taylor while looking for a former friend of hers - only one of three police officers has been charged. 

Brett Hankison, was charged with three counts of wanton endangerment for firing into a neighbor´s apartment.   

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