The singer has defended her fiery, expletive-laden speech at the Women’s March, saying her words were “taken wildly out of context.” The singer said at the Washington, D.C., march that she had at times been angry after the election and had thought “an awful lot about blowing up the White House.” In a statement on Instagram, she said she was trying to express there are two ways to respond to Donald Trump’s election: with hope or with outrage.
I am not a violent person, I do not promote violence and it’s important people hear and understand my speech in its entirety rather than one phrase taken wildly out of context.
She continued: “My speech began with 'I want to start a revolution of love’. I then go on to take this opportunity to encourage women and all marginalised people to not fall into despair but rather to come together and use it as a starting point for unity and to create positive change in the world. I spoke in metaphor and I shared two ways of looking at things — one was to be hopeful, and one was to feel anger and outrage, which I have personally felt.”