Jennifer Lopez is the latest celebrity to get political at an awards show, and she did so at the 2017 Grammy Awards.
“I will never forget my first Grammy nomination—or the dress I wore that night. But, yes, this night is not about dresses or even the awards. It is about the music, the words, and the voices. How they move us, inspire us, and touch all our lives. At this particular moment in history, our voices are needed more than ever. As Toni Morrison once said, this is precisely the time when artists go to work. There is no time for despair, no place for self pity, no need for silence, and no room for fear. We do language. That is how civilizations heal. So tonight, we celebrate our most universal language— music. And as we honor the voices of the past and present, here’s to the new voices.”
Strong words from a strong Latina.