Camila Cabello’s killer Grammys performance brought down the house.
But as fans re-watched Sunday’s epic opener, they noticed a sneaky message to U.S. Donald Trump.
During Cabello’s busy and colourful stage production of “Havana” with J Balvin and Ricky Martin, a dancer sat on a bench holding a newspaper with the headline: “Build bridges, not walls.”
The newspaper appeared to be a direct shot at Trump’s ongoing demands for a wall along the U.S. border with Mexico.
Cabello, who was up for Pop Solo Performance and Pop Vocal Album, is a Cuban immigrant herself and was joined on stage by international artists on Sunday. Martin is from Puerto Rico and Balvin hails from Colombia.
At last year’s Grammy Awards, Cabello opened up about being an immigrant while introducing U2: “Tonight, in this room full of music’s dreamers, we remember that this country was made by dreamers, for dreamers, chasing the American dream,” the former Fifth Harmony member said. “I’m here on this stage tonight because just like the Dreamers, my parents brought me to this country with nothing in their pockets but hope. They showed me what it means to work twice as hard and never give up. And honestly, no part of my journey is any different from theirs. I’m a proud, Cuban-Mexican immigrant, born in eastern Havana, standing in front of you on the Grammy stage in New York City. And all I know is that just like dreams, these kids can’t be forgotten and are worth fighting for.”