Kacey Musgraves Speaks Out on Mass Shootings at Lollapalooza: ‘Somebody F–king Do Something’
Kacey Musgraves performed at Lollapalooza on Sunday (Aug. 4), and she took the chance to respond to the two mass shootings that shook America over the weekend.
During her performance, Musgraves spoke to the crowd candidly about the current state of the country before going into an emotional performance of her hit "Rainbow."
"I just wanted to take a second to say thank you, not only for just supporting me and my music but to everybody out here tonight that still has the bravery to show up and come to a large music festival," she told the crowd, referencing the two mass shootings over the weekend in Texas and Ohio.
According to CNN, at least 20 people died after a mass shooting at a Walmart in El Paso, Texas, on Saturday that left 26 more wounded. Another mass shooter opened fire at a nightclub in Dayton, Ohio, at around 1AM on Sunday morning, killing nine people and wounding another 26.
"I can't even believe that we're having to process the s--t that's happening in the last twenty-four hours, much less everything that's happened in the last two-hundred and f--king fifteen days in America. I don't know what the answer is but obviously something has to be f--king done," Musgraves stated.
The country star then encouraged the crowd to scream along with her. "Maybe somebody will hear us if we all yell together to say, 'Somebody f--king do something.'" The crowd chanted the words back with her, loudly.
Later on during the performance, Musgraves tried her internet-famous "yee-haw" chant with the crowd, which gained attention after the crowd at Coachella did not reply to the chant correctly.
Musgraves also had the crowd call out birthday wishes to her mother Karen during her set, telling them that her mom was watching the livestream from her home in Texas. This fall she will headline the remaining Oh, What a World Part II tour dates, ending with a sold-out show at Nashville's Bridgestone Arena.
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