Singer Joy Villa wore a 'Build the Wall' dress with a 'Make America Great Again' purse at the Grammys, and it's not the first time she's worn a pro-Trump dress

Amy Sussman/Getty ImagesJoy Villa attended the 2019 Grammy Awards at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California.
  • Singer Joy Villa attended the 2019 Grammy Awards wearing a dress inspired by Donald Trump’s “Build the Wall” slogan.
  • The white ball gown was designed by Desi Designs Couture, featured a brick print, and read “Build the Wall” on the back of its skirt.
  • She also carried a red purse that read “Make America Great Again.”
  • When the singer first arrived on the red carpet, she wore a silver overlay covering her dress, but eventually removed the layer.
  • This isn’t the first time the singer has made a political statement on the red carpet, having previously worn similar dresses to the Grammy Awards.

Singer Joy Villa made a political statement while attending the 2019 Grammy Awards at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California.

Seemingly inspired by Donald Trump’s plan to build a wall against the US-Mexico border, the musician wore a white dress that featured a brick print. A ball of metal shaped like barbed wire was also attached to each strap on her dress.

Villa accessorized with a spiked headband, more metal jewellery, and a red purse that read “Make America Great Again.”

Joy Villa GrammysAmy Sussman/Getty ImagesVilla’s jewellery appears to have been made from metal.

Once the singer turned around, it was revealed that the back of her skirt read “Build the Wall” in a red font. The barbed wire-like accessory also appears to have wrapped around her back.

Joy Villa grammysSteve Granitz/Getty ImagesThe dress seems to have been inspired by Donald Trump’s slogan of the same name.

The dress was designed by Desi Designs Couture. Ahead of the show, the brand shared a disclaimer with fans on Instagram, saying that the “views, thoughts, and opinions expressed by my clients are not necessarily the same as my views, thoughts, and opinions.”

While Villa walked most of the red carpet wearing the border wall-inspired dress, she didn’t arrive that way. Originally, the artist wore a silver overlay covering the gown.

Joy VillaJohn Shearer/Getty ImagesThe barbed wire was still visible over the cover-up.

While Villa’s dress was certainly bold, it wasn’t necessarily unexpected. In 2017, the artist arrived at the Grammy Awards wearing another political gown.

That year, her mermaid-style dress was red, white, and blue, and, like her purse at this year’s awards show, said “Make America Great Again.” The back of the dress read “Trump” on its skirt.

Grammys red carpet 2017 joy villaFrazer Harrison/GettyThe sparkly dress received mixed reactions from viewers.

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The following year in 2018, Villa took a different approach, carrying a purse that read “Choose Life.” She also wore a white dress that appeared to show an unborn baby in a womb.

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