Green Day took the American Music Awards stage last night (November 20) with a surprise message for America’s new president-elect Donald Trump and his supporters.
In response to Trump’s endorsement by the KKK and the rise in race motivated attacks, the band chanted “No Trump, no KKK, no fascist USA,” in the middle of thier “Bang Bang” performance.
— Erick Fernandez (@ErickFernandez) November 21, 2016
According to TMZ, frontman Billie Joe Armstrong and his band left the chant out of rehearsals, catching ABC execs completely off guard during the live performance.
This isn’t the first time Green Day has added anti-Trump lyrics into a song of theirs; two nights before the election, Armstrong sang “subliminal mind-Trump America” instead of “subliminal mind-f*ck America” during a performance of the band’s 2004 hit “American Idiot” at the EMAs.