Grammys 2019: Joy Villa wears ‘build the wall’ themed dress on the red carpet – The Independent

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Grammys 2019: Joy Villa wears ‘build the wall’ themed dress on the red carpet – The Independent

Joy Villa arrived at the Grammys red carpet wearing a pro-Donald Trump statement dress.

The singer donned a silver US border-wall inspired dress designed by Designers Allinger of Desi Designs with “Build the Wall” emblazoned on the back and a matching spiky headpiece.

Villa completed the political look with a red handbag bearing President Trump’s campaign slogan “Make America Great Again”.


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The look was met with surprise on social media.

“What a disrespectful dress,” one person tweeted in response to the singer’s outfit choice.

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Kendra Erika arrived in a flowing black gown

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Miguel wore a white jacket and purple pants on the red carpet

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Jack Antonoff wore a double-breasted gray jacket

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Brandi Carlile arrived in a long tuxedo jacket and bowtie for the 61st annual Grammys

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Toni Braxton chose a purple and gold gown for the Grammys

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Hennessy Carolina wore a statement orange outfit with billowing sleeves

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Natasha Lyonne wore a black sequin dress on the red carpet

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Tracee Ellis Ross wore a lime green Ralph & Russo jacket and matching pants

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Andra Day chose a purple tutu

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Chaka Khan wore a gold and black dress with black boots

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Alex Rodriguez chose a purple and teal tuxedo jacket for the red carpet, alongside Jennifer Lopez

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St Vincent donned a black and white gown by Giambattista Valli Couture with a long train

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Anna Kendrick arrived in a light pink Ralph & Russo dress with feather details, complete with silver Stuart Weitzman heels

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Katy Perry showed off the back details on her pink Balmain gown

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Margo Price wore a red Kimberly Parker Atelier gown on the red carpet

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Kylie Jenner followed the pink theme with a pink Balmain pantsuit and matching gloves

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Dua Lipa wore a silver floor-length Atelier Versace dress with a train and Bulgari jewels

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Ella Mai arrived on the Grammys red carpet in a billowing blue Ashi Studio gown

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Fantasia Barrino wore a statement white gown accented with a black sleeve

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Post Malone wore a pink jacket and matching pants

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Katy Perry chose a pink Balmain dress and purple eyeshadow

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Cardi B opted for a vintage Mugler statement outfit for the red carpet, complete with matching gloves

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Lady Gaga wore a Celine by Hedi Slimane metallic silver dress on the red carpet and accessorised with Tiffany & Co jewellry

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Jennifer Lopez wore a white Ralph & Russo gown with a statement hat and Jimmy Choo shoes

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Ashanti arrived in a ruffled gown of gold and black

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Young Thug stood out on the red carpet in a fluorescent green hoodie and red leather jacket

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Nina Dobrev chose a nude Christian Dioar gown with small ruffle detail, a black clutch, and Harry Winston jewels

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Heidi Klum wore a white Stephane Rolland dress on the red carpet with Lorraine Schwartz jewellry

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Jada Pinkett Smith attended the Grammys in a nude dress with a feathered train

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Bebe Rexha wore a red ruffled tulle gown by Monsoori

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Dolly Parton chose a red dress with a ruffled neckline

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Host Alicia Keys wore a red Armani Prive gown and completed the look with Bulgari jewellry

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BTS matched in black tuxedos and bow-ties

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Kacey Musgraves wore a stunning Valentino nude gown inspired by her album cover

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Ashlee Simpson and Evan Ross attended the Grammys, with Simpson opting for a silver jumpsuit with feathers by Georges Chakra Couture

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Singer Alessia Cara arrived in a black gown with cut-out designs

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Camila Cabello attended the Grammys wearing a purple long-sleeved Armani Prive sequin gown

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Meghan Trainor wore a white custom Christian Siriano jumpsuit with silver sequin details

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Joy Villa arrived on the red carpet wearing a border wall-inspired gown with “Build the wall” written on the back

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Ricky Martin and his son made an appearance on the red carpet

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Questlove arrived on the red carpet wearing an all-black tuxedo

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Leon Bridges opted for a mustard-coloured outfit with his name emblazoned on the chest

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Saint Heart donned a butterfly-inspired gown

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Diplo arrived to the Grammys red carpet wearing a classic black suit and loafers

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Fatoumata Diawara wore a statement neckpiece on the red carpet

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Mimi Saballa arrived to the Grammys red carpet in a gold jumpsuit

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Tori Kelly wore a black Paule Ka gown and Hearts on Fire jewellry on the red carpet for the 61st Grammys

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Singer Ricky Rebel arrived to the red carpet wearing a “Make America Great Again” jacket

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Rashida Jones wore Ralph Lauren

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Tierra Whack wore a colourful feather floor-length jacket

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Kaskade wore YSL and Balmain

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Tia Fuller chose a silver gown for the red carpet of the Grammys

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Eve arrived to the 2019 Grammy awards in a black Ashi Studio pantsuit with matching train

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Lee Ann Womack chose a white and black dress embellished with a pink bow

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Raquel Sofia arrived on the red carpet for the 2019 Grammys in a blue gown

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Nicolle Galyon arrived on the red carpet ahead of the Grammys in a hot pink dress

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1/75

Jameela Jamil arrived to the red carpet in a red tulle dress and Brian Atwood shoes

AFP/Getty Images

2/75

Janelle Monae wore a Jean Paul Gaultier dress and statement hat

Getty Images

3/75

Future wore all black on the Grammys red carpet

Getty Images for The Recording A

4/75

Du Yen opted for an unforgettable colourful outfit of pom poms

Getty Images for The Recording A


5/75

J Balvin kept it simple on the red carpet in a black top and black pants

Getty Images for The Recording A

6/75

Mark Ronson wore Celine by Hedi Slimane

Getty Images for The Recording A

7/75

Halle Bailey and Chloe Bailey arrived in black gowns with accent tops

Getty Images for The Recording A

8/75

Cardi B wore a leopard-print outfit with matching wings for her performance at the Grammys

Getty Images for The Recording A


9/75

Aida Cuevas wore a multi-coloured poncho on the red carpet

AFP/Getty Images

10/75

Kendra Erika arrived in a flowing black gown

AFP/Getty Images

11/75

Joelle James wore a hot pink gown as she posed with her Grammy

Getty Images for The Recording A

12/75

Miley Cyrus chose a black Mugler pantsuit and accessorised with black and gold heels

Getty Images


13/75

Miley Cyrus wore gold and black heels for the Grammys red carpet

Getty Images for The Recording A

14/75

Kelsea Ballerini chose a nude Jenny Packham dress and Eva Fehren jewellry

Getty Images

15/75

Miguel wore a white jacket and purple pants on the red carpet

Getty Images

16/75

Jack Antonoff wore a double-breasted gray jacket

Getty Images for The Recording A


17/75

Swae Lee of Rae Sremmurd wore a white and gray patterned shirt and pinstripe pants

Getty Images for The Recording A

18/75

Brandi Carlile arrived in a long tuxedo jacket and bowtie for the 61st annual Grammys

AFP/Getty Images

19/75

Toni Braxton chose a purple and gold gown for the Grammys

AFP/Getty Images

20/75

Hennessy Carolina wore a statement orange outfit with billowing sleeves

AFP/Getty Images


21/75

Natasha Lyonne wore a black sequin dress on the red carpet

AFP/Getty Images

22/75

Charlie Puth chose a brown Prada suit with a red shirt and black shoes for the 61st Grammys

AFP/Getty Images

23/75

Tracee Ellis Ross wore a lime green Ralph & Russo jacket and matching pants

Getty Images

24/75

HER donned sunglasses and a purple Coach pantsuit for the Grammys

Getty Images


25/75

Andra Day chose a purple tutu

Getty Images

26/75

Bonnie McKee arrived at the awards show in a strapless gown and red clutch

Getty Images

27/75

Chaka Khan wore a gold and black dress with black boots

AFP/Getty Images

28/75

Smokey Robinson wore a black and red tux alongside Frances Glandney

Getty Images for The Recording A


29/75

Zedd arrived in a classic black tux complete with a bowtie

Getty Images

30/75

Alex Rodriguez chose a purple and teal tuxedo jacket for the red carpet, alongside Jennifer Lopez

Getty Images

31/75

St Vincent donned a black and white gown by Giambattista Valli Couture with a long train

Getty Images

32/75

Anna Kendrick arrived in a light pink Ralph & Russo dress with feather details, complete with silver Stuart Weitzman heels

AFP/Getty Images


33/75

Katy Perry showed off the back details on her pink Balmain gown

AFP/Getty Images

34/75

Margo Price wore a red Kimberly Parker Atelier gown on the red carpet

AFP/Getty Images

35/75

Kylie Jenner followed the pink theme with a pink Balmain pantsuit and matching gloves

AFP/Getty Images

36/75

Dua Lipa wore a silver floor-length Atelier Versace dress with a train and Bulgari jewels

AFP/Getty Images


37/75

Ella Mai arrived on the Grammys red carpet in a billowing blue Ashi Studio gown

Getty Images

38/75

Fantasia Barrino wore a statement white gown accented with a black sleeve

Getty Images

39/75

Post Malone wore a pink jacket and matching pants

Getty Images for The Recording A

40/75

Katy Perry chose a pink Balmain dress and purple eyeshadow

Getty Images


41/75

Cardi B opted for a vintage Mugler statement outfit for the red carpet, complete with matching gloves

AFP/Getty Images

42/75

Lady Gaga wore a Celine by Hedi Slimane metallic silver dress on the red carpet and accessorised with Tiffany & Co jewellry

Getty Images

43/75

Jennifer Lopez wore a white Ralph & Russo gown with a statement hat and Jimmy Choo shoes

AFP/Getty Images

44/75

Ashanti arrived in a ruffled gown of gold and black

Getty Images for The Recording A


45/75

Young Thug stood out on the red carpet in a fluorescent green hoodie and red leather jacket

Getty Images for The Recording A

46/75

Nina Dobrev chose a nude Christian Dioar gown with small ruffle detail, a black clutch, and Harry Winston jewels

Getty Images

47/75

Heidi Klum wore a white Stephane Rolland dress on the red carpet with Lorraine Schwartz jewellry

Getty Images

48/75

Jada Pinkett Smith attended the Grammys in a nude dress with a feathered train

Getty Images for The Recording A


49/75

Bebe Rexha wore a red ruffled tulle gown by Monsoori

Getty Images

50/75

Dolly Parton chose a red dress with a ruffled neckline

Getty Images

51/75

Host Alicia Keys wore a red Armani Prive gown and completed the look with Bulgari jewellry

Getty Images

52/75

BTS matched in black tuxedos and bow-ties

Getty Images for The Recording A


53/75

Kacey Musgraves wore a stunning Valentino nude gown inspired by her album cover

Getty Images

54/75

Ashlee Simpson and Evan Ross attended the Grammys, with Simpson opting for a silver jumpsuit with feathers by Georges Chakra Couture

Getty Images

55/75

Singer Alessia Cara arrived in a black gown with cut-out designs

Getty Images

56/75

Camila Cabello attended the Grammys wearing a purple long-sleeved Armani Prive sequin gown

Getty Images for The Recording A


57/75

Meghan Trainor wore a white custom Christian Siriano jumpsuit with silver sequin details

REUTERS

58/75

Joy Villa arrived on the red carpet wearing a border wall-inspired gown with “Build the wall” written on the back

REUTERS

59/75

Ricky Martin and his son made an appearance on the red carpet

Getty Images

60/75

Questlove arrived on the red carpet wearing an all-black tuxedo

Getty Images


61/75

Leon Bridges opted for a mustard-coloured outfit with his name emblazoned on the chest

Getty Images for The Recording A

62/75

Saint Heart donned a butterfly-inspired gown

Getty Images for The Recording A

63/75

Diplo arrived to the Grammys red carpet wearing a classic black suit and loafers

Getty Images for The Recording A

64/75

Fatoumata Diawara wore a statement neckpiece on the red carpet

REUTERS


65/75

Mimi Saballa arrived to the Grammys red carpet in a gold jumpsuit

REUTERS

66/75

Tori Kelly wore a black Paule Ka gown and Hearts on Fire jewellry on the red carpet for the 61st Grammys

REUTERS

67/75

Singer Ricky Rebel arrived to the red carpet wearing a “Make America Great Again” jacket

REUTERS

68/75

Rashida Jones wore Ralph Lauren

REUTERS


69/75

Tierra Whack wore a colourful feather floor-length jacket

REUTERS

70/75

Kaskade wore YSL and Balmain

REUTERS

71/75

Tia Fuller chose a silver gown for the red carpet of the Grammys

REUTERS

72/75

Eve arrived to the 2019 Grammy awards in a black Ashi Studio pantsuit with matching train

REUTERS


73/75

Lee Ann Womack chose a white and black dress embellished with a pink bow

REUTERS

74/75

Raquel Sofia arrived on the red carpet for the 2019 Grammys in a blue gown

REUTERS

75/75

Nicolle Galyon arrived on the red carpet ahead of the Grammys in a hot pink dress

REUTERS

This is not the first time the American singer has decided to use the Grammys as a platform for her political statements.

Last year, Villa wore a pro-life gown decorated with a foetus and a “choose life” handbag.

In 2017, she also used the red carpet to show her support for President Trump, with a red, white, and blue “Make America Great Again” dress.

The singer was not alone in making a political statement with her outfit.

Singer Ricky Rebel donned a pro-Trump Jacket for the 61st annual awards show, which has ”Keep America Great” written on it.


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