When American singer and songwriter Joy Villa arrived at the Grammy Awards on Sunday afternoon, she was a vision in silver.
Her floor-length dress was completely made out A highly reflective material that mimics the sheen of aluminum foil. A row of metallic spikes adorned her head, forming a Lady Liberty-type crown. Matching lump jewelry and a collar made of barbed wire completed the eye-catcher.
"This is the wall," said the Los Angeles Times' 27-year-old gesturing to the shiny ensemble with her free hand. In the other, she held a bright red handbag marked by President Trump's motto "Make America Great Again."
Described as a "repetitive political provocateur" and a "notorious troll with a red carpet". Villa, an outspoken Trump supporter. has become known because she makes targeted statements with her Grammy Looks. Two years ago she caused a sensation when she wore a striking red, white and blue mermaid dress with Trump's motto written in huge glittering letters on the front. "Trump" was also glittering in the dress's dress. In 2018, Villa abandoned the Trump theme to express her anti-Toll attitude and debuted with a self-painted dress that contained a fetus surrounded by the colors of the rainbow, according to the Hollywood reporter.
On this year's red carpet, Villa made sure there was no confusion about the message behind her clothing, created by Desi Designing Couture's LA-based designer Desi Lee Allinger-Nelson, THR reported. Villa posed in front of the cameras and tore off the silver dress to reveal a second outfit underneath – a black and white dress with a brick motif that was probably inspired by the cover of Pink Floyd's album "The Wall" (1979). Three words are scribbled in prominent red letters on the back of the dress: "Build the Wall."
"I believe in building the wall to protect our southern border, not to keep people out, but to protect the citizens of our country," Villa told Times. "I am part Latina, I am black and I believe in what the President says, which is a very graphic illustration of it for me … I always make a statement."
Similar to the national ones Talking about the boundary wall, the responses to Villa's clothing were equally shared, some praising the singer for her bravery and praising her for inspiration but others criticized her for being an attention seeker "However, Villa was not the only person to show a Pro Trump outfit on Sunday – fellow singer Ricky Godinez, who goes by Ricky Rebel, drew a red-white-blue Trump 2020 Jacket with the words "Keep America Great!"
Allinger-Nelson, the designer, did not respond to a request to comment on Sunday night, but shared a "disclaimer" on Instagram regarding the collaboration with Villa.
"The views, thoughts and opinions that my clients are not necessarily the same as my views, thoughts and opinions," said the post office, adding that Villa would appear in a "unique, unique piece of art".
In a separate post Allinger-Nelson called the chance to make the Grammy look of Villa, an "honor". I write: "I appreciate the opportunity to do what I do and to help a customer achieve his vision, we are all different and we are all part of it."
Although in recent years for The conservative president, Villa told the Hollywood reporter that she was not always a fan of Trump.
"When Trump came in The picture, first I hated him," said Villa, who attended high school in Santa Barbara, and splits her time between West Hollywood and New York, according to THR. As she researched more about Trump, Villa said her mind began to change.
"I've been a secret Trumper for months," she said before showing her support on the biggest night of music with "Make America Great" 2017 again. "Since then, Villa was not shy to express its political beliefs, and even debuted a rock-country song titled" Make America Great Again! ". The title appears on their latest album "Home Sweet Home" was released last year.
On Sunday, Villa actively promoted her wall-inspired gown and message in interviews and on social media, often chattering misleading statistics on illegal immigration repeatedly voiced by Trump and his supporters.
She continued, "Would you like more drugs to be brought in? (70% of heroin comes from Mexico) More illegal women who are sexually abused (1 out of 3 people trying to make it)? More and more children are being traded (thousands a year) for NOT doing it! "
Speaking at the Oval Office last month, Trump said that 90 percent of heroin in the US is coming from Mexico to the border but the Washington Post fact checker found that most of these are legal entry points The Fact Checker also found the sexual assault statistics misleading and reported that the number of child victims of trafficking was far below " I Support 100% of the Wall and our President @realDonaldTrump Would You Like to Bring More Drugs (70% of Heroin from Mexico) More illegal women who are sexually abused (1 of 3) "More and more children are being traded? (Thousands a year) because I DO NOT! pic.twitter.com/ErdOJhD5IN
– Joy Villa (@Joy_Villa) February 11, 2019