Katy Perry wore a “persist” armband during her performance at the Grammys tonight, in an apparent nod to Senator Elizabeth Warren.
The “persist” band likely referenced Senator Mitch McConnell’s words silencing Warren on the Senate floor last week as she read Coretta Scott King’s letter against Attorney General Jeff Sessions.
“She was warned. She was given an explanation. Nevertheless, she persisted,” said McConnell, whose words quickly became a slogan for Warren supporters.
Perry performed her song “Chained to the Rhythm.” Throughout her performance, Perry walked through fences — which some social media users saw as a reference to Trump’s proposed wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. At the end, the first words of the U.S. Constitution were projected onto the fences behind Perry as she shouted, “No hate.”
Perry, who also wore a white pantsuit and a Planned Parenthood symbol on her lapel, was a prominent supporter of Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton throughout her campaign and joined the Women’s March on Washington held at the start of the Trump administration.