Olivia Rodrigo teamed up with an outspoken British singer to criticize the current state of American politics. The “Drivers License” artist collaborated with Lily Allen to perform the latter’s classic song “F— You” at the 2022 Glastonbury Festival on June 25, which she dedicated to the U.S. Supreme Court justices who Roe V. Wade was overturnedThe landmark 1973 case that guaranteed a woman’s right of abortion.
Rodrigo welcomed Allen warmly onto the stage, just before hurling sharp words at Supreme Court in front a thousand spectators on Saturday.”Someone that I absolutely adore is here today,”Rodrigo addressed the crowd. “I think she’s the most incredible songwriter, the most incredible artist, the most incredible person, and I’m so lucky that she’s here singing with me today. Would you guys please give it up for miss Lily Allen?”
Rodrigo (19 years old) spoke with Allen about the Supreme Court ruling. Now it is up to each state to decide whether or not abortion is legal in their area. The Supreme Court’s ruling is expected to result in at least 16 states banning abortion within the next few years. If there are restrictions on abortion, it will lead to 23 states.
“I’m devastated and terrified that so many women and so many girls are going to die because of this,”Rodrigo “I wanted to dedicate this next song to the five members of the Supreme Court who have showed us that at the end of the day, they truly don’t give a s— about freedom.”
“This song goes out to the justices Samuel Alito, Clarence Thomas, Neil Gorsuch, Amy Coney Barrett, and Brett Kavanaugh. We hate you,”Rodriguez announced that Allen gave the middle finger each judge. Together, they sang “F— You”Allen’s 2009 album It’s not me, it’s you.
Rodrigo had publicly attacked the Supreme Court before. A leaked draft of an opinion suggested that a majority justices would vote for overturning Roe v. Wade. The Grammy winner harshly critiqued the Court at a May 4, Washington, D.C. stop for her remarks about the Court. Sour concert tour.
“Because we’re in D.C., I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to say how heartbroken I am over the Supreme Court’s potential decision,” Rodrigo saidThe audience cheered,”Our bodies should never be in the hands of politicians,”She went on. “I hope we can raise our voices to protect our right to have a safe abortion, which is a right that so many people before us have worked so hard to get. It’s so important.”