Camila Cabello in Grammys Speech: ‘I’m a Proud Cuban-Mexican Immigrant’
After joining Kesha for a powerful performance of "Praying" with Andra Day, Cyndi Lauper, Julia Michaels and the Resistance Revival Chorus, the chart-topping singer and former Fifth Harmony member introduced U2's performance of "Get Out of Your Own Way," but not before telling those gathered at Madison Square Garden about her life as a Mexican-Cuban immigrant in America.
"I am here on this stage tonight because just like the dreams, my parents brought me to this country with nothing in their pockets but hope," Cabello said.
Standing tall and proud on the Grammy stage, the 20-year-old singer brought her support for the Dreamers currently facing struggles saying, "Just like dreams, these kids can’t be forgotten and are worth fighting for."
Read the full transcript to her monologue below:
Tonight in this room full of music’s dreamers we remember that this country was built by dreamers, for dreamers, chasing the American dream. I am here on this stage tonight because just like the dreamers, my parents brought me to this country with nothing in their pockets but hope. They showed me what it means to work twice as hard and never give up. And, honestly, no part of my journey is any different from theirs. I’m a proud Cuban-Mexican immigrant, born in eastern Havana, standing in front of you on the Grammys stage in New York City. And all I know, just like dreams, these kids can’t be forgotten and are worth fighting for.