Artists At Sunday’s Grammys Ceremony Will Show #TimesUp Support
White roses are reportedly going to be worn by several artists at this Sunday’s Grammys ceremony, in order to show support for the #TimesUp movement. Roc Nation’s Meg Harkins and Interscope/Geffen/A&M’s Karen Rait are the masterminds behind the demonstration, and did so after noticing that the ceremony was approaching and nobody else had any plan in place to show solidarity, according to reports from Billboard.
Earlier this week, both Harkins and Rait met with a group of 12 other women in the music industry—collectively known as Voices in Entertainment—for dinner in New York City. The white rose was selected as a nod to the use of the color white for suffragettes in the past. Harkins said about the planned demonstraion, “It is an important conversation politically in our country and it’s also a conversation we need to have internally with our artists and our companies…We need to say if anyone is feeling like they’re being discriminated against and they don’t feel safe in their workplace, they have people who will support them.”
Among the artists who will be wearing a white rose to Sunday’s ceremony are Halsey, Dua Lipa, Tom Morello, Kelly Clarkson, Rapsody, Cyndi Lauper, and Rita Ora.