Watch Katy Perry Perform "Chained To the Rhythm" at the Grammys

Watch Katy Perry Perform "Chained To the Rhythm" at the Grammys

The pop star made an apropos political statement with her time on the stage at the Grammys.

The pop star made an apropos political statement with her time on the stage at the Grammys.

Text: Alice Ly

Katy Perry's new song, "Chained to the Rhythm" made its live debut last night at the 2017 Grammy Awards.

The performance was introduced by country group, Little Big Town, singing an a cappella bit of the pop star's single, "Teenage Dream." Perry then hit the stage sporting a black and white suit and an armband that read "PERSIST."  The singer then danced around a white home surrounded by white picket fences (taken straight out of the song's lyrics).

Skip Marley, the grandson of Bob Marley and Perry's collaborator for the single, made an appearance for his verse—after which dancers took apart the confines of the comfortable home to reveal a projected image of the constitution which read, "WE THE PEOPLE."

Perry shouted," No hate!" at the end of the performance.

"Chained To the Rhythm" was co-written and co-produced by Max Martin, who has previous collaborated with Perry in the past. The duo have worked together for her previous singles such as, "Teenage Dream," "I Kissed a Girl," and "California Girls."

Watch the full performance below.

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