Logic Performs “1-800-273-8255″ With Alessia Cara and Khalid at 2018 Grammy Awards
Last summer, Logic made noble use of his musical platform when he released his Alessia Cara and Khalid-assisted single, "1-800-273-8255," a deeply human suicide-prevention anthem that resonated with fans everywhere. The rapper brought that message to the music industry's biggest stage when he performed the track at the 2018 Grammy Awards on Sunday night (Jan. 28).
Performing in front of a packed Madison Square Garden, the 28-year-old rapper belted out the lyrics to his acclaimed track just after the Memoriam portion of the star-studded awards show. A few moments later, Cara popped up on neighboring stage platform, before Khalid showed up to close out the performance.
Toward the very end of the performance, Logic had a group of people wearing shirts with the words "You are not alone" written on the front of them stand behind he and his co-performers as he prepared to launch into a heartfelt speech about fighting injustice and caring about others.
"Black is beautiful, hate is ugly," Logic began. "Women are as precious as they are stronger than any man that 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 that they will never take away from you. Be not scared to use your voice, especially in instances like these when you have the opportunity.
He continued, "Stand and fight for those who are not weak, but 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...And lastly, on the 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."
Watch Logic's touching performance and his subsequent speech below.
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