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A Tribe Called Quest, Busta Rhymes turn Grammys into anti-Trump rant

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Q-Tip, from left, Phife Dawg, and Jarobi White, from A Tribe Called Quest, perform at the 59th annual Grammy Awards on Sunday, Feb. 12, 2017, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)
Q-Tip, from left, Phife Dawg, and Jarobi White, from A Tribe Called Quest, perform at the 59th annual Grammy Awards on Sunday, Feb. 12, 2017, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP) more >
– The Washington Times – Sunday, February 12, 2017

On a night when most of the Grammy performers avoided or only glanced at politics, a late performance by the rap stars A Tribe Called Quest and Busta Rhymes went full liberal-politics preaching.

In their performance, the rappers repeatedly referred to President Trump as “Agent Orange,” effectively calling him a poison, for “perpetuating all the evil.” They also called out “no Muslim ban,” falsely describing Mr. Trump’s restrictions on refugees and travel from seven countries. They then repeatedly chanted “We [are] the people!”

The rap stars, accompanied by Anderson .Paak, also kicked over several symbolic bricks, referring to Mr. Trump’s proposal for a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.

The last lines of their performance were “all the bad people, you must go!” After that line came several repeated cries of “Resist!,” the mantra for anti-Trump demonstrators in recent weeks.

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