Katy Perry has always spoken her mind.
On Sunday night, she took the opportunity to make a political statement while performing her new song “Chained to the Rhythm” at the Grammy Awards.
The singer, who was a vocal supporter of Hillary Clinton, wore a white pantsuit with an armband that read “PERSIST” during her performance with Skip Marley, finishing out the act by yelling out “No hate!” while standing against a backdrop that showed the beginning of the Constitution.
While the statement wasn’t explicitly about President Donald Trump’s administration, we can read between the lines. Her armband seems like a nod to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s quote about Elizabeth Warren’s attempt to read a letter criticizing Jeff Sessions, which soon became a feminist rallying cry: “She was warned. She was given an explanation. Nevertheless, she persisted.”
Perry released the song on Friday and tweeted that we are now in the era of “purposeful pop.”
Correction: An earlier version of this story misidentified Skip Marley as Ziggy Marley.
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