Singer Alicia Keys told President Donald Trump to “get out” of the White House and called for rapper Cardi B to become a politician during the 62nd annual Grammy Awards ceremony held at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on Sunday evening.
Keys performed a song at the music event, which she hosted, before referencing the ongoing impeachment proceedings against Trump. She then called for Carbi B to enter politics. “Tonight we must unite, despite of all the news that we’re seeing,” Keys said.
“Commander in chief impeached. Ya’ll get out. Let’s bring Cardi B,” she later sang “It’s just too many lies. Too much hate, too much spin. It’s when good people do nothing, that the bad guys win.”
Key’s remarks comes weeks after Cardi B, who endorsed Senator Bernie Sanders for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination last year, announced that she was considering becoming a politician.
“I think I want to be a politician. I really love government even tho I don’t agree with Goverment [sic],” the 27-year-old tweeted on January 12.
“Like I was watching war documentaries. No matter how many weapons a country have you need people!” the rapper added in another post. “How are you trying to go against a country and possibly start a war when this country lacks patriotism? I barely see people claiming they LOVE being American.”
The announcement was not the first time Cardi B has spoken about potentially entering politics. Last May, the musical artist told Entertainment Tonight that she wouldn’t launch a campaign, saying that it simply isn’t her “thing.”
“Sometimes like I feel like if I want to quit my job today, I could quit it. I’d be like, ‘Oh I don’t care, that’s it. I’m setting up for me and my daughter,’ ” she said. “But it’s like when you’re like a political person, you cannot let millions of people down that voted for you, that rooted for you to make their lives better.”
The lower chamber voted to impeach Trump—230-197-1 on the abuse of power article and 229-198-1 on the obstruction of Congress article—in December, making him just the third U.S. president to be impeached by the House.
The opening arguments for the Democratic House managers in the Senate impeachment trial ended Friday, concluding a week of outlining why the president allegedly breached the Constitution by asking Ukraine to probe the family of former Vice President Joe Biden, and why he should be removed from office for it. Although Senate Republicans denied their Democratic colleagues’ attempts to find new evidence, the trial is far from over.
Trump’s legal defense team, who laid out a preview of their case on Saturday morning, will continue to argue for the president on Monday. Next week, senators will also be given the opportunity to hold a question and answer session, as well as a debate over whether to subpoena new documents.