Saturday, 23 February, 2019

Grammys 2019: Joy Villa dresses as Trump's border wall on red carpet

Joy Villa and Ricky Rebel at the 2019 Grammys Joy Villa and Ricky Rebel at the 2019 Grammys
Stacy Diaz | 11 February, 2019, 11:12

Her dress designer, the Filipino-born couture artist Andre Soriano, also designed LGBT advocate and singer Ricky Rebel's MAGA red carpet outfit this year.

For the third year in a row, the singer, 27, communicated her support for right-wing causes via her ensemble.

Singer Joy Villa arrives for the 61st Annual Grammy Awards on February 10, 2019, in Los Angeles.

Villa, known more for her support of the President than for her music, wore a Make America Great Again gown at the 2017 Grammy Awards and a pro-life dress with an image of a foetus at the show in 2018. "Seventy percent of the heroin in our nation is brought in through Mexico", Villa said.

"I'm part-Latina, I'm black", she added, saying the dress was her way of making a statement to her progressive peers who were at the event. Rebel surprised the crowd when he turned his jacket inside out to reveal a red-white-and-blue design emblazoned with the words "Keep America Great!", "Trump" and "2020" in support of President Donald Trump.

This year, Villa kept things equally political on the red carpet and explained why she wore the controversial dress.

The glam-rock artist has always been an active supporter of President Trump and faced the backlash over it. It's about protecting the people who are in this country. Keep America great. That's right, baby.

"It's nothing new. But I believe he's the one that's going to get it done", she said of the current president. "My name is Ricky Rebel and I'm a reflection of America". That gown read "Make America Great Again" on its front and "Trump" on its train. "It only takes one", he said, Variety reported.