Artists used the stage at the festival to speak out about the reversal of the abortion law. One of the strongest calls for abortion rights was made to the Supreme Court.
The Supreme Court decision that gave women the right to abortion was overturned. The decision will set back the clock for reproductive rights and justice.
The gravity of the ruling saw many famous figures issuing public responses, including artists like Kendrick Lamar and Megan Thee Stallion, who spoke out against the decision on stage at the annual music festival.
Lamar gave a haunting, fierce performance of "United In Grief," a personal tale of pain that the artist visually and emotionally aligned with the grief surrounding the reversal of the abortion law. At the peak of the performance, a crown of thorns on top of his head, face streaming with blood, Lamar repeatedly rapped, "They judge you, they judged Christ, godspeed for women's rights" until he dropped the mic and left the stage.
"Fuck You" was dedicated to the five Supreme Court justices who voted to overturn the decision to allow abortion.
"I'm terrified that so many women and girls are going to die because of this, I'm devastated." I wanted to dedicate this song to the five Supreme Court members who have shown us that they don't care about freedom.
She said that the song goes out to the justices. We don't like you.
On Saturday night, Megan Thee Stallion did the same thing, saying "My body is my motherfuck choice," to loud applause from the crowd.
She said that Texas was embarrassing her right now. Texas is one of the states that will be hard to get an abortion in.
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On Friday, the same day the Supreme Court's decision was delivered, Bridgers delivered a message at her set, as well.
Eilish began her set with grave words before she began to sing "Your Power," a powerful track from her album Happier Than Ever.
One of the favorites that we've written is about to be performed by us. Eilish spoke about the concept of power and how to not abuse it. Today is a really, really dark day for women in the U.S. and I can't bear to think about it anymore.
It's a dark milestone in American history when the abortion law is reversed. The ruling has put reproductive health and human rights at risk. Half of the country is expected to face the consequences of the decision as organizations and activists continue to fight for the right.