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Actions speak louder than words, and Mon Laferte did not hold back at the 2019 Latin Grammys, silently expressing her feelings at the red carpet Thursday night (Nov. 14).
Wearing a long black coat, black dress pants, and a green bandana around her neck, the Chilean singer exposed her breasts to photographers, making a political statement: “In Chile, they torture, rape, and kill,” read the message across her chest area.
Laferte’s message is in protest to the police brutality that’s been happening in her home country over inequality and better social services. The demonstrations, which began in October after the government increased subway fares, have turned violent and deadly.
“My free body for a free country,” she expressed on Instagram, sharing the photo and censoring her breasts with a flower emoji to compile with Instagram guidelines. In another post, the singer revealed that the social media app blocked the hashtag #MonLaferte.
Laferte, however, continues with her protest releasing her new single “Plata Ta Tá” in collaboration with Puerto Rican artist Guaynaa. The catchy reggaeton track with cumbia beats is dedicated to those who are not afraid to fight for their rights. “This generation has the revolution, with their cell phone they have more power than Donald Trump,” she sings in the song. In another verse, Guaynaa chants, “Go out, go out / go fight, go fight / Let's make the world listen.”
Laferte nabbed best alternative music album for Norma released via Universal Music Group/Discos Valientes. She also performed for Juanes at the 2019 Person of the Year gala.
See her red carpet photo (self-censored via emoji) and listen to her new single below.
View this post on Instagram Mi cuerpo libre para una patria libre. @latingrammys #latingrammys Instagram lo censura por eso las flores.A post shared by mon laferte (@monlaferte) on Nov 14, 2019 at 8:35pm PST
Mi cuerpo libre para una patria libre. @latingrammys #latingrammys Instagram lo censura por eso las flores.
A post shared by mon laferte (@monlaferte) on Nov 14, 2019 at 8:35pm PST
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