Recording artists Khalid, Logic and Alessia Cara perform onstage during the 60th Annual Grammy Awards at Madison Square Garden on Jan. 28, 2018 in New York City.
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By Raisa Bruner
Updated: January 29, 2018 5:13 PM ET

At the 60th Annual Grammy Awards, rapper Logic closed out his performance of his anti-suicide anthem “1-800-273-8255” with Best New Artist winner Alessia Cara and Khalid with an impassioned call to unity and action.

“Black is beautiful. Hate is ugly. Women are as precious as they are stronger than any man that I have met,” Logic began over the song’s closing notes. He went on:

Logic also referred to President Trump’s recent comments denigrating foreign citizens: “To all the beautiful countries filled with culture and diversity and thousands of years of history—you are not shithole countries.”

And finally, Logic made a plea to remember the country’s founding principles.

After the conclusion of the Grammys, Logic posted his comments in full:

Other political moments during the Grammys included dramatic readings of Michael Wolff’s Trump takedown book Fire and Fury, and artists supporting the Time’s Up movement for gender equality by wearing white roses, further articulated during Janelle Monáe’s introduction before Kesha’s Grammy performance.

Write to Raisa Bruner at raisa.bruner@time.com.

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