Singer Joy Villa makes political statement with dress at Grammys

Willard RiveraFeb 14, 2017

Joy Villa, who is part African American, Italian, and Choctaw Indian, literally wore her statement when walking down the red carpet with a Trump-themed "Make America Great Again" dress.

As the photographers began taking her picture, Joy ripped away the cape to reveal a backless blue gown with the words "MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN" on the front in silvery rhinestones.

So she probably isn't a Trump fanatic, and wore a dress sure to go viral on social media.

On Instagram Villa explained her controversial look saying, "Go big, or go home".

"So go out and celebrate yourself as a victor no matter what, together with those you adore!" she posted. See the person over the politics, carry yourself with dignity, always. We all live on this planet.

Songstress Joy Villa at the 58th Annual Grammy Awards on February 15, 2016.


Villa was not the only artist to make a political statement.

"Having a blast at the #Grammys2017 wearing my inspirations!" the singer-songwriter wrote on Instagram, to describe her Andre Soriano tulle gown covered in classic CDs. Soriano also included some of President Trump's iconic hashtags in the post, such as #MAGA and #trumptrain.

Joy Villa arrives at the 59th Annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles on February 12. In 2015, she showed up in a dress made entirely of recycled material. I've never been in the political area. Life is about living free and loving it.

Villa began the night with roughly 15.4K followers on Twitter, but as news of the dress circulated, that number increased to over 65K.

Mr. Soriano said he was inspired to create the dress after he heard Madonna's comments at the Women's March on Washington about her thoughts about blowing up the White House.

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