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Joy Villa Wore a Controversial Trump Dress to the Grammys

We've got our first political controversy of the evening!

Liam Mathews

The 59th Annual Grammy Awards are going to be politically charged, because America is politically charged. We're expecting political statements from groups like A Tribe Called Quest, and performers like Lady Gaga, or even the normally apolitical Katy Perry.

We were not expecting a political statement from Joy Villa, mainly because we had never heard of her. But the singer showed up wearing a dress that says "Make America Great Again," better known as Donald Trump's campaign slogan.


Joy Villa

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Joy Villa is a largely unknown singer who nevertheless goes to the Grammys every year in similarly over-the-top getups:

People going to Wikipedia to figure out who she is were fed misinformation by vandals.


In reality, Joy Villa is a "Grammy considered" (her words) recording artist and "awarded vegan bodybuilder" who has allegedly acted on CSI: NY and Heroes.

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