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Logic Used His Grammy Performance To Defend African Countries Trump Called "Shitholes"

CBS censored the comment.

Last updated on July 3, 2018, at 2:27 p.m. ET

Posted on January 28, 2018, at 11:53 p.m. ET

During a performance of his song "1-800-273-8255" at Sunday night's Grammy Awards, Logic used his time on stage to speak out about President Donald Trump's reported comments disparaging African nations as "shithole countries" earlier this month.

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"Black is beautiful, hate is ugly," the biracial artist said near the end of his set.

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"To all the beautiful countries filled with culture, diversity, and thousands of years of history: You are beautiful, you are not shitholes," he said.

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The comment was censored as it aired on CBS.

Here's Logic being censored on CBS as he says, "To all the beautiful countries filled with culture, diversity, and… https://t.co/wd90oDcgzc

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Logic's line was met with a standing ovation by the Grammy audience, according to a Variety reporter in the theater.

Standing ovation all the way in the cheap seats to Logic’s reference to “you are not a shithole” during his anti su… https://t.co/rDendNjQPm

"I say unto you bring us your tired, your poor, and any immigrant who seeks refuge," Logic finished his speech. "For together we can build not just a better country, but a world that is destined to be united."

Addressing reporters in the press room later, Logic said: "I'm not a politician but if that man can call those beautiful places shitholes, I can stand up and say that they are not shitholes and that they are amazing."

"That's all I wanted to do," he said. "I didn't want to stir anything up, I just wanted to tell the truth. We are all beautiful."
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"That's all I wanted to do," he said. "I didn't want to stir anything up, I just wanted to tell the truth. We are all beautiful."

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