The Grammys started with a political statement as they trotted out former first lady Michelle Obama.
“From the Motown records I wore out on the south side to the who run the world songs that fueled me through this last decade, music has always helped me tell my story…and I know that’s true for everybody here, whether we like country or rap or rock, music helps us share ourselves, our dignity, our sorrows, our hopes and joys,” Obama said.
“It allows us to hear one another, to invite one another in. Music shows us that all of it matters, every story, every voice, every note, in every song. Is that right ladies?” she said.
But the politics got started way before that and it was not the typical liberal nonsense.
Ricky Rebel, a pro-LGBT activist and Billboard Top 40 recording artist who has toured with Britney Spears stunned onlookers when he arrived in a Trump 2020 Keep America Great Again jacket.
“I’m Billboard Top 40 recording artist Ricky Rebel live at the #grammys and I’m a reflection of the 60 million+ Americans that voted for @realdonaldtrump. Be #TheNewAlpha Don’t let anyone keep you in the closet. #kagjacket by @officialandresoriano #MAGA #KAG,” he said. on Twitter.
He was joined in pro-President Donald Trump apparel by Joy Villa who is no stranger to making political statements.
She wore a dress that had drawings of bricks on it and “Build The Wall” written on the back.
“I don’t care what anyone thinks. I 100% support the wall & our President @realDonaldTrump. Do you want more drugs brought in? (70% of heroin from Mexico) More illegal women getting sexually assaulted (1 in 3)? More children being trafficked? (Thousands a year) because I DO NOT!” she said. on Twitter.
““Shut up!” They said. “Stop talking politics!” They yelled. “Sit down you don’t matter!” They insisted. I don’t listen to haters. I listen to truth. Building the wall will cut down crime,” she said.