The Grammy’s were last night, and as you’d expect, things got political. Aside from Joy Villa who appeared wearing a custom made Donald Trump campaign themed dress, all the politics were left of center…. far-left of center.
Rapper Busta Rhymes sarcastically thanked “President Agent Orange,” Jennifer Lopez told us that “at this particular point in history, our voices are needed more than ever.” Katy Perry performed wearing a Planned Parenthood button, and the right sleeve of her white blazer was encircled by a “PERSIST” armband, a reference to how she “persisted” after the Senate voted to shut her up last week for violating Senate rules.
Paris Jackson and Laverne Cox stumped for transgender rights, and voiced their opposition to the Dakota Access Pipeline. And that wasn’t all!
Hilariously, it’s Joy Villa whose benefited the most from her political statement. Her album sales skyrocketed last night, and she’s now outselling Beyonce (who also performed last night).
And it’s not just her whose getting the last laugh. Even Donald Trump has plenty to laugh about.
According to the Washington Examiner:
President Trump‘s political opponents in the music industry would like his help in at least one regard: The laws that govern who makes money off of music.
“The Recording Academy, together with America’s music makers, call on the president and Congress to help keep the music playing by updating music laws, protecting music education, and renewing America’s commitment to the arts,” Neil Portnow, the president of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, said during the 2017 Grammy Awards Sunday night.
The appeal demonstrated how the business side of the music industry will have to grapple with the reality of Trump’s victory, following an evening dotted with political attacks on Trump from the artists themselves. It was also a savvy attempt to use the spectacle of the Grammys as an opportunity to win grassroots political support for the artists’ running fight with the radio companies who broadcast their music.
Yup – the multi-millionaires at the Grammys want you to know that without your tax dollars, none of this would be possible!
Give me a break. You can’t bash Trump in one breath, then demand his government fund your hobby in another. Good art and entertainment doesn’t require government subsidies – because if it’s good, people will pay to see it. All government subsidized art and entertainment does it create more crap nobody wants.
And if you don’t believe me, just look at the work of any modern artist, ever.