Green Day Get Real About Their Anti-Trump Chant At The AMAs

When Green Day worked in a chant of “No Trump! No KKK! No fascist U.S.A.!” into their functionality at the 2016 American Music Awards, it became one particular of the most talked-about moments of the ceremony, one particular in line with the spark of their personal politically charged American Idiot.

They performed the very same song, “Bang Bang,” on The Late Late Show with James Corden Monday evening (November 22), and opened up to the host about why they addressed the president-elect from their stage.

“We didn’t rehearse it,” singer Billie Joe Armstrong told Corden. He pointed out that the origin of the chant came from yet another band, MDC, and that they had been — no shocker here — floored by the election final results. “We’re just as considerably in shock as everybody else is about this, but, I feel with the AMAs, for us, it was a excellent begin to challenge him about all his ignorant policies and racism.”

American Idiot, their 2004 album that saw accomplishment as a completely staged musical in 2010 (and will quickly see the small-screen treatment on HBO), was written as a response to their dissatisfaction with George W. Bush’s presidency.

Would they really feel compelled to create one particular about Trump’s? Corden broaches the topic, and Armstrong chuckles prior to saying that if they did, it’d likely be called The Morning Soon after.


Jay Pharaoh Truly, Truly, Really Wants To Meet Taylor Swift’s Squad At The AMAs

Jay Pharoah is co-hosting the American Music Awards tonight (November 20) with Gigi Hadid, and he’s really thrilled about hanging out with the young model due to the fact he’s dying to meet her squad. Or, specifically, Taylor Swift’s.

Pharaoh’s seeking forward to running the show, certain, but he revealed to Billboard that he’s looking forward to receiving to know the crew Hadid rolls with a tiny far better. He and Gigi became quick pals, but he’s a walking heart-eyed emoji when the topic of her girls comes up.

“I can not wait to meet her pals,” he told Billboard. “I know she got close friends. She taken, she with Zayn, I can’t mess with her, but I can talk to her friends. We’ve already established I’m currently in the friendzone, so it’s cool for me. I know where I stand, it’s all good, I’m just like, ‘Hey, can you introduce me to the fellow Taylor Swift gang?’ That is what I want: The squad. I want to see the squad.”

He’s also a Harmonizer, apparently, as he’s looking forward to watching Fifth Harmony perform (“Those are my homies, those are the home girls”) almost as significantly as he is about joining the “Undesirable Blood” crew.

Catch the AMAs on ABC on November 20, and hey! You could just watch Pharoah’s dream come accurate.