One of the most politically-charged moments during the Grammy Awards show on Sunday came when rapper Busta Rhymes took the stage with rap group A Tribe Called Quest and rapper Anderson .Paak to blast President Donald Trump.
When the group took the stage to perform Sunday night, Busta Rhymes immediately began to blast Trump as "President Agent Orange" for "perpetuating evil."
"I just want to thank President Agent Orange for perpetuating all of the evil that you’ve been perpetuating throughout the United States. I want to thank President Agent Orange for your unsuccessful attempt at the Muslim ban," Ryhmes declared. "Now we come together!"
While Rhymes was making his statement, A Tribe Called Quest ran through a makeshift foam wall, which was intended to represent the wall Trump has promised to build on the southern U.S. border with Mexico.
"Agent Orange" was a toxic herbicide used by the U.S. military during the Vietnam War to kill the dense jungle and farmland in areas of Vietnam. And while the chemical was effective in clearing out defense growth allowing U.S. troops easy maneuverability, the toxin also had drastic health effects to anyone exposed.
Exposure to the agent can cause severe health effects, birth defects and genetic disorders, in addition to elevated risk of cancers. According to CNN, millions of Vietnamese people were exposed to the dangerous chemicals between 1961 and 1971. The U.S. military banned use of the chemical after 1971 due to its devastating health effects.
During their performance, the group also ushered people of various nationalities, sizes, shapes and colors on stage to form a line, according to Variety.
"All of my blacks you must go. All of you Mexicans you must go. All of you bad folks you must go," they said, mocking Trump.
To end their fiery performance, the group raised their fists — a symbol of peaceful resistance — and shouted, "Resist!"