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A Tribe Called Quest rages against ‘President Agent Orange’ at the Grammys

Joined by a chorus of refugees, Tribe turned the telecast into a rally.


Kahron Spearman


Posted on Feb 12, 2017   Updated on May 25, 2021, 12:28 am CDT

In one of the best performances of the 2017 Grammys, A Tribe Called Quest went for full inclusion and all-out resistance, performing the political hit single “We The People.”

The band was joined onstage by a chorus of multi-ethnic people dressed like refugees, Busta Rhymes, and Consequence. For his part, Busta called Donald Trump “President Agent Orange.”

Anderson .Paak’s “xxx” was cut into the performance, showcasing the young artist doing his Phil Collins/Don Henley take, as he simultaneously sang and played drums.

“Resist! Resist! Resist!,” exclaimed Q-Tip in closing.

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*First Published: Feb 12, 2017, 11:22 pm CST