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DJ Khaled brings sloppy but endearing show to BET Experience but Khalid sets the emotional tone

DJ Khaled brings sloppy but endearing show to BET Experience but Khalid sets the emotional tone

When the young singer-songwriter Khalid played “Coaster,” the last song of his set Friday night at the BET Experience at Staples Center, he stood in front of a digitally chopped graphic of the American flag.

For a second, it looked like a glitch in the onstage projection. But as he sang over the song’s mournful, ambient piano chords, it was clear that the single was a kind of eulogy.

The song’s lyrics are meant for an ex-lover. But the cut took on rather mournful undertones at the BET Experience, especially in light of months of racial unrest, a divisive election season and the not-guitly verdict in the fatal shooting of black motorist Philando

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