Alicia Keys Dropped A Political Rap On TV That Recaps 2019 Like No One Else Can
"Mueller Report found no one to blame, Trump was like, ‘Cool. I’ll call up Ukraine," Keys said.
December 11, 2019 at 1:07 am
Alicia Keys stepped in and recapped 2019 the best way she knew how during Monday's airing of The Late Late Show.
The Grammy-awarded singer got plenty of the year's biggest moments from the president, mentioning Trump's feud with soccer star Megan Rapinoe, the investigation by Special Counsel Robert Mueller, and the current impeachment inquiry involving Ukraine.
"Mueller Report found no one to blame, Trump was like, ‘Cool. I’ll call up Ukraine,'” Keys said. “He still insists there was no quid pro quo, congress is like, ‘Are you kidding me, bro?’"
President Trump has had articles of impeachment brought up against him stemming from a July phone call with the Ukrainian President, where he allegedly held up military aid in order to force an investigation into former Vice President Joe Biden, his leading Democratic rival.
Keys also brought up feuds with those in government, like Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and urged anyone with earshot of her choice to cast a vote in the upcoming election.
“Donald went after AOC and the squad, because deep down inside he knows he’s a fraud,” Keys sang. “Nothing scares Trump more than powerful women, so please vote next year, this shit isn’t a given.”
The reference possibly calls to a time last month when President Trump tweeted the title"Do Nothing Democrats" to try and describe a specific group that included Ocasio-Cortez. In response the New York congresswoman tweeted a response listing her accomplishments.
"In my first 11 months, I've cosponsored 339 pieces of legislation, authored 15, took on Big Pharma w/ my colleagues in hearings that brought PreP generic a year early & exposed abuse of power," Ocasio-Cortez tweeted. "In four years, you've jailed kids & made corruption the cause celebré. Try to keep up."
According to an Entertainment Weekly report on the episode, the audience was filled with women, even having an all-female staff write the artist's monologue. The show also featuring a duet between Keys and fellow superstar singer Billie Eilish.