(CNN)Artists at the Grammy Awards weren’t choosing subtlety.
Dreamers ‘cannot be forgotten’
Singer Camila Cabello used a homage to Dreamers– undocumented immigrants gave the United States as kids, their status presently safeguarded under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.
“This nation was constructed by dreamers, for dreamers, chasing after the American dream,” she stated.
She remembered her and her household’s experience immigrating to the United States. As she spoke on the phase, pictures of the Statue of Liberty sparkled behind her.
“I’m a happy Cuban-Mexican immigrant, born in eastern Havana, standing in front of you on the Grammy phase in New York City, and all I understand, much like dreams, these kids cannot be forgotten and deserve defending,” she stated prior to presenting U2.
Then, the popular lines from Emma Lazarus’ sonnet “The New Colossus” which is inside the pedestal of the Statue of Liberty, read: “Give me your worn out, your bad, your gathered masses yearning to breathe complimentary …” as the electronic camera panned over to the statue then to U2.
U2 carries out near Statue of Liberty
U2 used an efficiency of “Get Out of Your Own Way” on a barge near the Statue of Liberty with a pro-immigration message. A montage of individuals from varied backgrounds flashed behind them.
U2 tweeted after the efficiency: “Blessed are the Shithole Countries, for they provided us the American Dream,” mentioning President Donald Trump’s apparently repulsive remark.
A shout-out from Logic
Logic, who performed his suicide avoidance anthem “1-800-273-8255,” likewise sounded off on Trump’s migration remark.
“To all the lovely nations filled with culture, variety and countless years of history, you are not shitholes,” he stated.
Adding words of motivation to immigrants, he likewise made a referral to Lazarus’ sonnet.
“On the behalf of those who defend equality in a world that is not equivalent, not simply and not prepared for the modification we are here to bring, I state unto you: Bring us your exhausted, your bad and any immigrant who looks for sanctuary. For together we can develop, not simply a much better nation, however a world that is predestined to be unified,” he stated.