Stevie Wonder Reminds People What’s At Stake At Joe Biden Rally In Detroit

The Motown legend performed a medley of his hits, including two new songs he recently released.

Motown legend Stevie Wonder voiced his support for Joe Biden and Kamala Harris at a drive-in rally in Detroit  on Saturday (Oct. 31).  The legendary singer also performed his first two new songs in over 15 years.

  • Before his set got underway, the 70-year-old took the time to remind the audience of what's at stake in the upcoming presidential election on Tuesday (Nov. 3). “I'm here because I do want to see this be a united people of these United States,” he told the crowd. “I'm tired of hearing about all this negativity. I'm tired of hearing about more and more people dying of this virus that should have been checked a long time ago.”

    He continued, “The only way we’re going to win this fight, a fight against injustice, is by voting,” Wonder told the crowd. “We must vote justice in and injustice out. I feel this election here is the most important one of my lifetime. When I’m in California hearing about a group of people that are trying to kidnap and murder the governor of this state, excuse my language, but that’s b*lsh*t. Unacceptable.”

  • The R&B icon condemned the Trump administration’s attempt to dismantle Obamacare during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, revealing that he lost a family member. He also took Trump to task over his racist “stand back and stand by” comments. Additionally, the singer objected to the president's proposal to make Juneteenth a national holiday and, instead, said he should “give us reparations for the work that we’ve all done for the last 400 years, unpaid. 

    Moreover, he encouraged people to vote with their “consciousness” as he kicked off the four-song set opened with his classic 1973 “Higher Ground.” The singer-songwriter followed that with newly-released songs, “Can’t Put It in the Hands of Fate” and “Where Is Our Love Song,” before closing out the set with his 1972 classic, “Superstition.”  

  • In October, Wonder released the two new songs under his label, So What the Fuss Records, marking his departure from Motown Records after 60 years.

    Check out his full performance below.


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