The 28-year-old rapper was joined for the performance by his collaborators Alessia Cara (who won Best New Artist that night) and Khalid. The song was created to raise awareness for suicide prevention.
After the performance, Logic went on a rant that touched on issues like the Time’s Up movement, immigration debate, and the “sh-thole” comment made by President Trump recently.
“Black is beautiful. Hate is ugly. Women are as precious as they are stronger than any man I have ever met. And onto them I say stand tall and crush all predators under the weight of your heart that is full of the love that they will never take away from you,” Logic said during his speech. “Be not scared to use your voice especially in instances like these where you have the opportunity. Stand and fight for those who are not weak but have yet to discover the strength that the evil that this world has done its best to conceal. To all the beautiful countries filled with culture, diversity and thousands of years of history, you are not ‘sh-tholes.’”
“And lastly onto the half of those who fight for equality and a world that is not equal, not just and not ready for the change we are here to bring. I say onto you bring us your tired, your poor and every immigrant that seeks refuge. For together we could build not just a better country, but a world that is destined to be united,” he concluded.