Last night, Katy Perry debuted her new single, “Chained to the Rhythm,” at the 59th annual Grammys. The Hilary Clinton supporter arrived on stage wearing a white pantsuit, one of the former presidential candidate’s preferred fashion statements. It is also one of the official colors of the suffragette movement.
Last week, after Elizabeth Warren was silenced on the Senate floor, Mitch McConnall’s statement, “She was warned. She was given an explanation. Nevertheless, she persisted,” became the new rallying cry for women across the U.S. and on Twitter. At the Grammy Awards on Sunday, Katy Perry joined in the call for persistence—and it was just one of several statements she made during her performance.
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— KATY PERRY (@katyperry) February 13, 2017
As Perry finished performing, the United States Constitution was projected across the stage. She has described her new single as “purposeful pop,” and she certainly continued to make that point at the Grammys.
The lyrics to her newest single have a clear political message: “So comfortable, we’re living in a bubble, bubble; so comfortable, we cannot see the trouble, trouble.”
Take a look at some of these Twitter reactions:
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