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US hip hop stars lash-out at Trump over travel ban at the Grammys

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US hip hop stars lash-out at Trump over travel ban at the Grammys

A slew of US hip hop stars lashed-out at US President Donald Trump in a politically charged performance at the Grammy Awards ceremony criticising him for his executive order which placed a ban on seven Muslim countries.

Long standing group, A Tribe Called Quest joined Busta Rhymes and Anderson in slamming Trump at this year’s Grammy Awards ceremony, calling him “President Agent Orange” and slamming his “Muslim ban”.

In a politically charged performance at Sunday’s ceremony, the formation broke through a symbolic border wall and closed by calling on people to “resist”.

“I wanna thank President Agent Orange for perpetuating all the evil that you’ve been perpetuating throughout the United States,” said Busta Rhymes.

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“I wanna thank President Agent Orange for your unsuccessful attempt at the Muslim ban.

“But we come together. We the people!”

The rappers were later joined by Grammy-nominated artist Anderson .Paak, as they all joined forces to perform A Tribe Called Quest’s latest hit single, “We the People”.

Other diverse groups joined the artists on stage including a Muslim woman wearing the hijab, they raised their fists and collectively chanted “resist” throughout the performance.

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