Three days after President Donald Trump’s executive order to prevent citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the United States, the music world is still shaken up and artists continue to protest the ban.
President Trump issued the order to defend the United States from “radical Islamic terrorists,” according to The Associated Press. On Saturday night, a federal judge from Brooklyn issued a ruling that blocked government authorities from sending refugees and others with valid visas back to their home countries. Soon after, judges from five other states issued similar orders. On Sunday, Reince Priebus, the White House chief of staff, said green card holders would not be banned from entering the country.
Thousands protested at airports, including John F. Kennedy International Airport and Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), on Saturday and a major rally was held outside the White House the next day.
Musicians turned to Twitter on Monday (Jan. 30) to share their thoughts on the weekend’s events and express their disagreement with the order. Here is what Nicki Minaj, P!nk, Ice-T and more had to say:
— NICKI MINAJ (@NICKIMINAJ) January 30, 2017
— P!nk (@Pink) January 30, 2017
Why don’t we take all that BS WALL money and Rebuild our Public School system?? SMH
— ICE T (@FINALLEVEL) January 30, 2017
— spin&pop (@windgardens) January 30, 2017
1/ This #MuslimBan has me beside myself with fear, anger and worry and I know a lot of you are too. I want you to know you’re not alone.
— Kat Graham (@KatGraham) January 30, 2017
Here’s the # of Americans killed annually by terrorists vs other threats. When r we going to ban lawnmowers? I don’t see lightning hysteria pic.twitter.com/kB50kaMjCM
— ianaxel (@ianaxel) January 30, 2017
I pray people across the world recognize that the hate & fear emanating from the White House does not represent America. Scary man in charge
— Sheryl Crow (@SherylCrow) January 30, 2017
Here’s our President! This is the guy to thank for world-wide chaos on Saturday! pic.twitter.com/f2jpo0LRxR
— Bette Midler (@BetteMidler) January 30, 2017
There are more of us, then there are members of our new administration. We can win this as long as we are not quiet. Today is an amazing day
— STRIPPED! OUT NOW! (@MacyGraysLife) January 30, 2017
— Kaskade (@kaskade) January 30, 2017