As the world of music gathered at Madison Square Garden on Sunday for the 60th Annual Grammy Awards, one powerful performance stole the show.
Following the show’s “In Memoriam” segment, which ended with Linkin Park frontman, Chester Bennington, Rappers Logic, and Khalid took to the stage alongside Best New Artist Winner, Alessia Cara, to deliver one of the most moving and talked-about moments of the entire evening.
The trio performed Logic’s hit song “1-800-273-8255,” which is titled after the National Suicide Prevention Hotline.
Joining them on stage were suicide attempt survivors and others who have lost loved ones to suicide. They wore shirts that read, “You are not Alone,” as the suicide hotline number flashed on the screens behind them.
At the end of the performance, Logic addressed just about every social justice issue America is grappling with today and offered encouragement to every single person watching.
“Black is beautiful. Hate is ugly. Women are as precious as they are stronger than any other man than I have met. And to them, I say stand tall and crush all predators under the weight of your heart that is full of the love they will never take away from you.”
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The 28-year-old continued, “Be not scared to use your voice, especially in instances like these when you have the opportunity. Stand and fight for those who are not weak but have yet to discover the strength that the evil of this world has done its best to conceal.”
He closed by saying that “together we can build not just a better country, but a better world that is destined to be united.”