2017 Grammys: Busta Rhymes Calls Trump ‘President Agent Orange’ During A Tribe Called Quest Performance
Busta Rhymes, Anderson .Paak and A Tribe Called Quest were the first artists of the night at Sunday’s Grammy Awards to most openly criticize President Donald Trump and his administration, specifically taking aim at his unconstitutional Muslim ban.
Busta Rhymes, A Tribe Called Quest Call Trump ‘President Agent Orange’ At 2017 Grammys, Mention Muslim Ban
Rhymes referred to Trump as “President Agent Orange,” and called him out for “perpetuating evil” in America, especially with his attempt at banning Muslims from seven countries from entering the country.
“I wanna thank President Agent Orange for perpetuating all the evil that you’ve been perpetuating throughout the United States,” he said, as Muslims in hijab and other traditional garb, as well as dozens of people of other ethnic and racial groups joined the group onstage. “I wanna thank President Agent Orange for your unsuccessful attempt at the Muslim ban. Now we come together!”
A Tribe Called Quest’s medley performance of “Movin’ Backwards,” “We the People” and “Award Tour”– perhaps the most socially and politically charged one of the night– ended with a powerful chant in which they yelled ‘Resist!’ over and over again.