It’s pretty much expected at this point to see music artists use the Grammy Awards as a platform for political commentary. But this year’s Grammys featured a particularly heated segment from A Tribe Called Quest and fellow performers Consequence, Anderson .Paak and Busta Rhymes.
“We’d like to say to all of those people around the world, all those people who are pushing people who are in power to represent them, tonight, we represent you,” said Q-Tip before starting the song “Award Tour.”
Then, in the part that drew the most attention, Busta Rhymes joined them for “We the People,” and dug in: “I’m not feeling the political climate right now. I just want to thank President Agent Orange for perpetuating all of the evil that you’ve been perpetuating throughout the United States. I want to thank President Agent Orange for your unsuccessful attempt at the Muslim ban. When we come together — we the people!”
Below is the clip from the Grammys: