Michelle Obama looked out of place as she made a “surprise” appearance at last night’s 2019 Grammy Awards. But that was nothing compared to singer Joy Villa’s “Build the Wall” dress that gladly welcomed the former first lady and the rest of the Hollywood haters on the red carpet. You’ll love this.
Michelle Obama made a surprise appearance at the 2019 Grammy Awards. Even though most Americans decided not to watch the music awards, one has to wonder why the former first lady was on stage with Lady Gaga, Jenifer Lopez, Jada Pinkett Smith, and Alicia Keyes.
Did we miss Michelle’s new album? No, last time we checked she was on her international tour selling her book. So, why is she on the Grammys? Well, simply because she claims her life is all about Motown. Of course, the far-left Hollywood crowd loved it when she showed up.
“From the Motown records I wore out on the South Side, to the ‘who run the world’ songs that fueled me through this last decade, music has always helped me tell my story. And I know that’s true for everybody here,” Obama said. “Whether we like country, or rap or rock, music helps us share ourselves — our dignity and sorrows, our hopes and joys,” the former first lady continued. “It allows us to hear one another, to invite each other in.”
“Music shows us that all of it matters, every story within every voice, every note within every song — is that right ladies?” Obama asked, looking around at the women on stage with her. It was truly cringe-worthy. Michelle Obama isn’t in the music industry, but she sure loves to pretend she is now a big star.
Well, enter Joy Villa who has been the thorn in the side of the Hollywood crowd on the red carpet. This year, she really went there and wore a “Build the Wall” dress that no one could miss. Most people remember Villa for the “Make America Great Again” dress she wore back in 2017.
The pro-Trump musician showed up on the red carpet sporting a black-and-white gown with a brick motif inspired by Pink Floyd’s 1979 album The Wall with the words “Build the Wall” on the back side. The dress — designed by L.A.-based Desi Lee Allinger-Nelson of Desi Designs Couture, Villa told The Hollywood Reporter — also featured barbed wire on the shoulders to mimic the top of a security fence, a spiky headpiece, and a silver cloak-like dress over that top that alludes to steel. Her red purse sports the words “Make America Great Again” and was also custom-made by Allinger-Nelson as a riff on the Trump MAGA hat.
“I’m all for stronger border security,” says Villa. “Obama and Clinton and Bush talked about that, but President Trump’s the first one to promise that he’ll get it done. It’s pro-America, pro-protection.”
Joy Villa wears a “Build The Wall” dress at the GRAMMYs! 🏆🇺🇸 pic.twitter.com/CJmnyeFZQL
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When Trump came in the picture, at first I hated him,” Villa told THR. “All my music friends hated him and wanted Bernie. I thought ‘Bernie looks good; he seems like a cool dude.’ To me, the Republicans weren’t cool. And Trump ended up becoming so obnoxious and so in our face. I was living outside of the U.S. and I came back in 2016 and I thought, ‘I’ve got to check this guy out.’”
Then Villa started to research and watch Trump’s speeches (including an interview he did in 1989 with Oprah) and says that she started to agree with his positions “against better judgment” and decided to vote for him. “I was a secret Trumper for months,” she says. “When I decided to wear the Trump dress, I figured that most people would try to ignore me, they’d be so upset. But the rebel in me was like, ‘I have to come out and support the president.’”
There’s no doubt Joy Villa made a splash that caused quite a commotion at the Grammys. And we bet Michelle Obama didn’t like the pro-Trump publicity Villa was inspiring out on the red carpet. Even if she didn’t know Michelle would be there, Joy Villa had the perfect welcome ready for the former first lady.