Democrat-Backing Taylor Swift Stays Political At American Music Awards

Brunilde Fioravanti
Ottobre 12, 2018

The American Music Awards (AMA) stayed relatively politically neutral compared to award shows in the past two years.

The American Music Awards happened today, and even though Taylor Swift slithered away with four awards including Artist Of The Year, the real victor of the night was Cardi B. "[I want to] mention the fact that this award, and every single award given out tonight, were voted on by the people. Get out and vote", Swift said when accepting her trophy.

The beloved country singer killed off Taylor Swift as we know it, and turned her into a pop-star - and fans loved it more than they thought.

The award was presented to Taylor by Lenny Kravitz.

Taylor Swift performs onstage during the 2018 American Music Awards
Taylor Swift performs onstage during the 2018 American Music Awards

However, the song's lyrics did have some added frisson, taken in the context of Swift's post on Sunday, excoriating Tennessee Senator Marsha Blackburn and promising to support her adopted home state's Democratic candidates in the forthcoming midterm elections.

Country sensation Carrie Underwood, who is pregnant with her second child, was awarded the Favorite Country Female Artist award and thanked her family and devoted fans, before showing off her growing baby bump as she performed her song Spinning Bottles.

He told the audience they should register to vote if they cared for "equality for women, for people of colour, for the LGBTQ community, if you believe that climate change is real". Post Malone won Favorite Male Pop/Rock Artist and Favorite Rap/Hip Hop Album (beerbong & bentleys). But the AMAs stand out: partly because the fans vote for the winners, but mostly because of the talent assembled for this extravaganza at L.A.'s Microsoft Theater, hosted by black-ish star Tracee Ellis Ross.

Gladys Knight performed a rendition of Amazing Grace in tribute to the late Aretha Franklin, and said ahead of the show: "I am so very honoured to have known her since we were both little girls".

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