‘Insecure’ Star Amanda Seales Gives Def Poetry Jam-Esque Performance | BET Social Awards


– First of all, we make this look easy. Us black girls with all kinds of curls, smellin’ of cocoa butter
out here every damn day savin’ the world.
(audience chattering) – Time and time again we find the ways and means between packin’
lunches, planning launches, and pattin’ weaves – [Audience Member] Yeah! – to get information to stay in formation. Girl, you heard what they sayin’? Ain’t no games to be
playin’, so we show up and show out and turn up and ♪ Turn this mutha out ♪ and flip it and Yazmin, throw side eyes, gather, get folks all the way together with edges still in place,
skin defying time and space. They call it Black Girl
Magic cause ain’t no way to explain our ♪ Amazing grace ♪ (audience cheering) How sweet the sound of a
black girl’s point of view. Knowing that nobody
does it like we do boo. Pride in our power,
strength in our strides. You can attempt to imitate
but soul you cannot buy. (audience yelling) We work twice as hard and
must be twice as perfect. Purvey is a potent truth
we deliver in small doses. Cause folks is shook when she’s movin’. Oh no, it’s another angry black woman. Bunk that, we’re not hostile. We’re passionate, clapping back is our way of declaring we ain’t havin’ it. (audience cheering) They go low, we go high. They say no, we devy. They didn’t want us to read, kept us out of libraries they built, now
we are the biggest buyers of books so we can read you for filth. (audience cheering) Our magic is in our love and tears, our fears and our
fly-ness, our sisterhoods and insecurities are ride
or don’t even try it. We are not the one and still we rise. – [Audience Member] Yeah. – This here is for colored
girls who’ve considered gettin’ your life and
are reclaiming our time. (audience cheering) (fast tempo music)

47 thoughts on “‘Insecure’ Star Amanda Seales Gives Def Poetry Jam-Esque Performance | BET Social Awards

  1. Yasssssss Amanda, come thru with the spoken word!😩👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽

  2. Awesomeness! Never be afraid to share your opinions and ideas….no matter the consequences, generations after us will benefit from it. Be Strong.

  3. I watched this 10 times already… and im a man #blackgirlmagic is life 💪🏾🧔🏾👸🏾

  4. Thank you sis 👸🏿👏🏿👏🏿👏🏿👏🏿👏🏿

  5. poetry jam esque?

    its a poem, BET. a slam poem maybe, but a poem. stop being extra.

    Amanda did her thing per usual.

  6. listen to this new podcasthttps://soundcloud.com/user-173460223/bun-your-relationship-goalsmp3-final

  7. I wish i could have watched this. But i had to turn when that man in a wig got on stage

  8. This was wonderful, and then someone turned to LOVE AND HIP HOP…OH MY!!!LOL

  9. 👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾

  10. Check out amanda Seals Small Does podcast w/ CreeSummer 💕

  11. Amanda,,U SoarHighAbove & TheyCantEvenCatchU…😎😎❤🖤❤🖤❤🖤❤❤🖤❤🖤❤🖤❤🖤

  12. Not angry, just passionate. ❤

    Clapping back because we ain't having it. 👏

    Reclaiming our time. ⌚💯

    I love this message.💖💖💖💖 I got the feels. 💖💖💖💖

  13. ‘You can attempt to imitate but souls you can not buy’ Say that out loud for the ones in the back, the biggest wanna be black girls in the world…the Kardashian’s and Jenner sisters….

  14. Who are these 9 people who disliked this video? Must be way behind on culture and learning.

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