Move aside Hollywood A-listers, it’s time for the musicians to show what they’ve got.
As the Grammy Awards approaches this Sunday, women of the music industry have decided to stand in solidarity with the Time’s Up movement. But instead of wearing all black and a pin to go with it, celebrities at the Grammys are encouraged to wear white roses.
The movement was assembled by Meg Harkins of Roc Nation, and Karen Rait of Interscope/Geffen/A&M Records, who called themselves “Voices in Entertainment.” Harkins told Billboard that white is a symbolic color used previously by women in protests. “The suffragettes wore white during their protests, and more recently, Hillary Clinton wore white at Donald Trump’s presidential inauguration.”
The music industry has faced its share of the #MeToo movement as well. Early today, the sixth woman came forward with rape allegations against Russell Simmons, co-founder Def Jams Recordings. The rapper Nelly, is being accused by two more women for sexual assault. And during the Women’s March in New York City, singer-songwriter Halsey, shared a (tear-worthy) poem about her own encounters with sexual assault.
The 60th Annual Grammy Awards will broadcast live on January 29, from Madison Square Garden.