Political statements are hardly a new thing on a Hollywood red carpet, but singer Joy Villa has really taken things up a notch with her 2017 Grammys outfit, seemingly declaring her love for the polarising figure that is President Donald J Trump.
The 25-year-old made her way down the red carpet on Sunday night in a floor-length white cape, and initially, everything seemed fine. It was just your average, off-kilter Grammys outfit.
Moments later, however, Villa removed the cape to reveal a blue, white and red fit-and-flare gown with the words "MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN" emblazoned on its front. On the train of the gown was the word "TRUMP" written in diamantes.
Prior to hitting the red carpet, Villa shared a snap of her heart shaped clutch to Instagram, writing "My whole artistic platform is about LOVE! I couldn't be where I am today without the love and tenderness of those beautiful supporters and friends around me. Thank you I hope you enjoy tonight's @grammysawards2017 and remember to forget your problems and focus on your future! You are infinite and beautiful and no one can stop you but you. So go out and celebrate yourself as a winner no matter what, together with those you adore!"
Within minutes of unveiling the gown, Twitter was alight with comments of support, bewilderment and disapproval, with some questioning the motives of the self-proclaimed "feminist".
"So, @joy_villa, let's talk," one Twitter user wrote.
#JoyVilla demonstrates how to trigger a liberal in less than five seconds," another commented.
@Joy_Villa how are you a feminist rocking a make America great again dress....?
— Party Monster ✝️ (@Trill_Marr) February 13, 2017
#GRAMMYs what's the deal with this make America great again dress? Legit pro-orange dress or is she trolling all these babies on Twitter?
— badbangsclub (@badbangsclub) February 13, 2017
#JoyVilla is gonna be the topic of discussion for this year's Grammys, outdoing Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, etc.
— Zigwald Malushi (@Luvthe1970s) February 13, 2017
— Influence Agent JP (@JaynePenelope) February 13, 2017
— Eileen (@rayann2320) February 13, 2017
And while it's not the first time (or year) Villa has looked outside the box for her red carpet attire, her bedazzled ode to President Trump is definitely the farthest she's pushed the envelope.
Imagine seeking attention this hard for so long and STILL not having anyone know who you are. pic.twitter.com/w8B7HraC1F
— crldsnts (@CandidlyCarlo) February 12, 2017
That said, it remains unclear whether Villa is actually a Trump voter, or if her outfit is just meant to spark conversation.
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