WATCH: Alicia Keys honours Martin Luther King Jr with a powerful poem at VMAs

2016-08-29 10:08

Cape Town – Singer Alicia Keys took to the MTV Video Music Awards stage on Sunday night for an emotional speech.

"Today marks the 53rd anniversary of Dr Martin Luther King’s 'I Have A Dream Speech', and in honour of that I want to share with you a little poem," Alicia said.

Alicia started the poem off with the following words, before she broke into song: "If war is holy, and sex is obscene, then we got it twisted in this lucid dream. Baptised in boundaries, schooled in sin, divided by difference, sexuality and skin."

Watch her performance here:

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