Busta Rhymes makes a jab at President Trump during the 2017 Grammy Awards.
“I want to thank President Agent Orange for your unsuccessful attempt at the Muslim Ban.”
Busta Rhymes GOES IN on PRESIDENT AGENT ORANGE pic.twitter.com/bNplyRUJ0Z
— Joon Lee (@iamjoonlee) February 13, 2017
Along with Rhymes, Tribe Called Quest chanted, “We the people.”
Towards the end of the powerful performance, Busta Rhymes and Tribe Called Quest, along with the others on stage yelled to the crowd,”Resist! Resist! Resist! Resist! Resist!”
In the middle of the performance individuals from all races, Mexicans, Muslims, etc. walked up on stage emphasizing a political aspect and message through music.
The rap song took a jab at the “hate” Trump and his presidency has infused and continues to breed. His performance underlined how the Trump administration has singled out certain groups of people and continues to rely on discrimination.
However, these hip-hop performers were not the only ones to make a political statement during the Grammys.
Katy Perry’s new song “Chained to the Rhythm”, capitalizes politically-inclined moments.
Perry wore a white suit with sneakers, along with a band around her arm with the word “PERSIST” in bedazzled letters.
During her hiatus from music, Perry was an incredibly vocal supporter of the Democratic nominee for president, Hillary Clinton. The singer had previously been relatively quiet when it came to political issues but was ever present on the campaign trail stumping for Clinton at rallies and concerts throughout the election, as reported by AOL.
To close out the performance, Perry stood hand-in-hand with featured artist Skip Marley as a projection from the United States Constitution was layered over them. The words “We the people” were especially visible.
“No hate!” Perry shouted as the crowd got on its feet.
On the red carpet before the Grammys, Perry said that her upcoming album, for which “Chained To The Rhythm” is a lead single, would be “an era of purposeful thought.”
Both of these performances completed an all-time powerful political statement at the 2017 Grammys.