STREAMING NOW: Watch Now

Logic's Grammy speech makes case for social justice

Logic put social justice front and center at the Grammy Awards.In a performance of his suicide prevention anth...

Posted: Jan 29, 2018 1:04 PM
Updated: Jan 29, 2018 1:04 PM

Logic put social justice front and center at the Grammy Awards.

In a performance of his suicide prevention anthem"1-800-273-8255," the rapper gave an impassioned speech about ethnicity, gender equality and immigration.

Below is a transcript of his remarks in full:

"Black is beautiful. Hate is ugly. Women are as precious as they are stronger than any man I have ever met. And unto 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. 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 who have yet to discover the strength that the evil of this world has done its best to conceal.

To all the beautiful countries filled with culture, diversity and thousands of years of history, you are not s***holes. And, lastly, on behalf of those who fight for equality in a world that is not equal, not just and not ready for the change we are here to bring -- I say unto you, bring us your tired, your poor, and any immigrant who seeks refuge. For together, we can build not just a better country, but a world that is destined to be united."

Shortly after the Grammy Awards ended, Logic thanked the Recording Academy and posted the full transcript of his speech on Facebook.

The rapper was nominated for song of the year and best music video.

Saint Joseph
Overcast
38° wxIcon
Hi: 47° Lo: 28°
Feels Like: 28°
Maryville
Overcast
37° wxIcon
Hi: 44° Lo: 24°
Feels Like: 28°
Savannah
Overcast
38° wxIcon
Hi: 45° Lo: 26°
Feels Like: 28°
Cameron
Overcast
37° wxIcon
Hi: 46° Lo: 27°
Feels Like: 26°
Fairfax
Overcast
37° wxIcon
Hi: 44° Lo: 24°
Feels Like: 29°
A strong cold front will make its way into northwest Missouri and northeast Kansas bringing much cooler air and a good chance for showers and thunderstorms Thursday night into Friday. Friday and Saturday the cold air will continue to be in place with daytime highs only reaching into the 40's. As the weekend continues we will see increasing chances for rain. A cold start to the beginning of next week with highs only in the 30's and 40's.
KQTV Radar
KQTV Temperatures
KQTV Alerts

Community Events