Joy Villa, a 25-year-old singer-songwriter, made waves Sunday night when she showed up on the Grammy’s red carpet wearing an eye-catching dress celebrating President Donald Trump. The wardrobe choice sparked immediate debate on social media, but, nearly 24 hours later, a clearer portrait is forming about how the dress is affecting her music career. Villa has seen a notable boost in music sales since donning the red, white and blue getup, which was emblazoned with the phrase “Make America Great Again” down the front, and the word “Trump” in white letters at the bottom of the dress’ back.
Sometimes you just gotta be free to express yourself. 😍✨🎶 thank you to all of my supporters and fellow believers. Life is about living free and loving it. Be your beautiful selves tonight! 😘💋🎶😍💕 dr as by @officialandresoriano makeup by @nicholerayartistry Publicist: @mwprinc #grammys2017 #love #happygrammysday #joyvillagrammys #joyvilla
“I am 100 percent a Trump supporter. I believe in his message, I believe he will run this country like he runs his life, successfully,” Villa told Fox News. “I stand as a proud American and I stand for a unified America that is tolerant of each other no matter who we voted for. I stand behind our president because that’s the American thing to do. I believe in love, above all.” While some fans expressed their support for the little-known singer, others accused her of attention seeking. Very few celebrities have been willing to voice support for the controversial president, but Villa’s choice to wear the the dress seems to have been, at the very least, a smart PR move on Villa’s part. On Monday, her EP, “I Make The Static,” soared to the top of Amazon’s digital paid albums and climbed to number seven on the iTunes album chart.
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