Joy Villa Received 'Hatred' and 'Racism' After Wearing 'Build the Wall' Dress to 2019 Grammys, She Says

Joy Villa opened up about being subjected to "hatred" and "racism" after hitting the 61st annual Grammy Awards red carpet sporting a bold gown inspired by President Donald Trump's campaign promises.

Villa, 32, is a singer who makes music within a variety of genres. Her most recent EP, titled January 2018's Home Sweet Home, was categorized as pop on iTunes. However, she's primarily garnered headlines for her controversial and head-turning Grammys red carpet looks.

On Sunday, Villa dressed as a barbed wire border wall. The white and silver gown read: "Build the wall." She accompanied her look with a silver crown and a red purse that boasted Trump's campaign slogan, "Make America Great Again." Villa's look attracted backlash on social media.

"The amount of sheer hatred, racism & violent ignorance thrown at me for wearing my support would be heartbreaking if it weren't so over the top hilarious," Villa tweeted Monday. "I've only been called a 'nappy headed n*****' or 'monkey face' by POC."

Joy Villa on MAGA Dress Hate
Singer Joy Villa says she's received "hatred" and "racism" for wearing MAGA dress to the Grammys. Here, Villa is pictured attending the 61st Annual GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on February 10, 2019, in Los Angeles, California. Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images for The Recording Academy

Villa's tweet included the hashtags #lovingliberals and #thelovingleft. Her tweet also contained screenshots of aggressive Instagram DMs she received from opposers. One person referred to her as a " n***** ugly nappy headed h**." A second individual took their disdain a step further by saying: "I hope someone runs you over."

Before sharing the backlash she's received over her controversial Grammys look, she took to Twitter on Sunday to address how she's willing to stand by her conservative politics.

"I don't care what anyone thinks. I 100% support the wall & our President @realDonaldTrump," she tweeted. "Do you want more drugs brought in? (70% of heroin from Mexico) More illegal women getting sexually assaulted (1 in 3)? More children being trafficked? (Thousands a year) because I DO NOT."

Villa has appeared at the Grammys wearing Trump-inspired looks before. In 2017, Villa hit the prestigious music ceremony in a blue gown designed by Andre Soriano that featured "Make America Great Again" and "Trump" on it. For the 2018 event, she wore a classic white gown that boasted a baby painted in the bottom left corner and read "Choose Life," which promoted her stance against abortion.

For Sunday's ceremony, Villa worked with Desi Designs Couture to create a look that represented the yet-to-be-built border wall Trump promised supporters in his 2016 presidential campaign. This campaign promise, in fact, led to Trump's record-breaking partial government shutdown.

"Well to no surprise, I'm still a Trump supporter and supporting the president and what he's doing," she told Fox News. "This is my Make America Great Again purse and dress is by Desi Designs Couture, and it represents the wall."

Villa added, "One in three women who are trying to come to this country illegally are sexually assaulted. Thousands of children are sexually exploited by coyotes bringing them across the border. Seventy percent of the heroin in our nation is brought in through Mexico. This is not personal against this country or the people. It's not about race. It's about protecting the people who are in this country. I'm Latina, I'm black. I support what the president says about building the wall, so that's what this dress represents."

Villa wasn't the only star who hit the Grammys dressed in a Trump-inspired look. Ricky Rebel, a gay singer who backs LGBTQ rights and Trump, wore a blue jacket that read "Keep America Great Again" and "2020."

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