It’s difficult to catch every big live awards show when there are so many easy recap videos to watch, but if you can, the below clip is definitely worth your time. In a performance Featuring Anderson.Paak, Busta Rhymes and a recording of the late Phife Dawg, A Tribe Called Quest led a politically charged performance that struck a chord with those watching inside of the Staples Center last night.
A strong start with Award Tour that warranted a rewind kicked things off, with a powerful moment in the middle of the performance; Rhymes declared:
“I just want to thank President Agent Orange for perpetuating all of the evil you been perpetuating throughout the United States. I want to thank President Agent Orange for your unsuccessful attempt at the Muslim ban.”
From there, a wall was demolished and people of multiple ethnicities stood tall while “We The People” blared on. While some may have tuned out from politics after the election, artists like these remind those who feel as if they’re not being represented to make their voices heard and refuse to normalize an administration that they don’t agree with.
Check out the full performance below.
— Wolé II (@Kingwole) February 13, 2017