Camila Cabello began her Friday morning (Sept. 29) performing her new hit single “Havana” on the Today show for, in her words, “all the dreamers” — a reference to everything surrounding the Dreamers of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA).
Cabello — one of Billboard’s 21 Under 21 for 2017 — strutted down the street flanked by men banging on drums and flags of various countries waving as she passed by. It was a regular party for 30 seconds before she arrived to the stage and jumped into singing “Havana.”
“Havana” is a pop song in sound with streaks of Cabello’s Cuban roots in more than just the title. As Cabello sang, Hoda danced in the crowd with audience members. Cabello busted out some impressive dancing of her own.
Toward the end of her performance, as trombone and Latin instrumentals played on, Cabello confirmed that the dreamers she referenced at the beginning were those impacted by DACA: “This is America, the America we love, where no matter your race, your color, your beliefs or where you came from, if you have a dream, you can make it possible.”
The 20-year-old rising solo star also performed her singles “Bad Things” (featuring Machine Gun Kelly) and “Crying in the Club.” For “Crying in the Club,” Cabello stood on stage in the plaza with an acoustic guitar player at her side.
Watch her full performances of “Havana” and “Crying in the Club” in the clip below.