Alicia Keys, Janelle Monae, and Maxwell were among the numerous musical artists to show their support during the Women’s March in Washington, D.C. on Saturday (Jan. 21).
Keys stepped on stage and recited Maya Angelou’s poem “Still I Rise” before performing her hit “Girl on Fire.” She also offered some encouraging words to protesters: “We want the best for all Americans — no hate, no bigotry, no Muslim registry.”
Monae, who stars in the new critically acclaimed film Hidden Figures, also said a few words before performing her song “Hell You Talmbout.”
“Get off our areolas, get off our vaginas,” said Monae, who wore a “Fem the Future” sweatshirt. “It was a woman who gave us Martin Luther King. It was a woman who gave us Malcolm X. It was a woman who gave us Jesus.”
Maxwell also made an appearance at the march to deliver a beautiful rendition of his famed cover of “This Woman’s Work.”
Check out the footage below.
Alicia Keys: "We will not allow our bodies to be owned and controlled by men in government, or men anywhere" https://t.co/iZtqOqfDo2
— NBC News (@NBCNews) January 21, 2017
— Hollywood Reporter (@THR) January 21, 2017
(via Billboard / Photo by Kevin Mazur)