From an Alabama studio, Apple and her backing studio played “I Want You to Love Me,” “Shameika” and “Fetch the Bolt Cutters” during the 11-minute set; as the singer released her new album amid the coronavirus pandemic, the three renditions marked Apple’s first time playing those songs in a semi-live setting.
“There’s Proud Boys and our president — our president is a white supremacist who can’t even manage to deny that he is which I guess is good. But I mean, it’s been so insulting, the way that he’s just gaslighting people in America,” Apple said.
“I threw my hands up here right now because I don’t know what to do. I don’t know what to do. I think that something good that’s happened this year, I mean, through all the bad stuff that has been happening, I think that, one big thing is happening is that I think that a lot of us have been looking at — or a bigger portion of white people had been examining themselves for the kind of racist tendencies they may have without thinking of themselves as being racist.”