Alicia Keys references Trump impeachment, Cardi B in politically charged Grammy performance
Singer Alicia Keys referenced President Trump’s impeachment and called for rapper Cardi B to enter politics at Sunday night’s Grammy Awards.
The “Fallin'” singer and Grammy host belted out a song at the 62nd annual music ceremony on Sunday in Los Angeles, saying, “Tonight we must unite in spite of all the news that we’re seeing.”
#grammys on Impeachment feat. @aliciakeys
“Tonight we must unite, despite of all the news that we’re seeing. Commander-In-Chief impeached, y’all get out let’s bring Cardi B.” Alicia Keys soothes Grammys audience because of the divisive times we live in. @newsbusters pic.twitter.com/LuTE2sroi6
— Gabriel Hays (@ghays1492) January 26, 2020
After name-checking singers Billie Eilish and Ariana Grande, among others, Keys then touched on politics, singing: “Commander in chief impeached/Ya’ll get out/Let’s bring Cardi B.”
“Cardi, can you please show these people what to do?” Keys asked.
Cardi B, an outspoken Trump critic, has flirted with a political bid before. The “Bodak Yellow” rapper, who was born Belcalis Almánzar, tweeted earlier this month: “I do feel like if I go back to school and focus up I can be part of Congress.I deadass have sooo much ideas that make sense.I just need a couple of years of school and I can shake the table.”
In her Grammys tune on Sunday, Keys sang to loud applause from the audience: “It’s just too many lies/Too much hate, too much spin/It’s when good people do nothing, that the bad guys win.”