Musicians Displayed Religion

This past Sunday, the 59th Grammys aired live and many artists came together to celebrate the past year’s best music. Many artists performed as well accept awards. Newer rap artist, Chance the Rapper, won 3 Grammys and was overjoyed. When receiving his first award he exclaimed, “Glory be to God, I claim the victory in the name of the lord, let’s go!”. He then later performed Christian song “How Great” and “All we Got” with a Christian gospel chorus behind him. A Tribe Called Quest, composed of two Muslim men, put religion and politics into their performance of “We the People”. Rapper, Busta Rhymes, also joined on stage and thanked President Trump for his, “unsuccessful attempt at the Muslim ban”. A woman in a hijab then knocked down a wall constructed onstage. The most talked about performance of the night was performed by Beyoncé. She had special effects that made it look like she had many arms, mimicking Kali, a Hindu goddess who has been worshipped as the Divine Mother and Mother of the Universe. She wore a golden crown with roses and a veil that portrayed icons of the Virgin Mary, including depictions of the Virgin of Guadalupe, in Catholicism. These artists were very public with their display of religion and were fearless about it and I think this country needs more of that.