9 Singers Who Delivered A Message To The Public Via Shirt

They gave all new meaning to wearing your heart on your sleeve.

-By James Dinh

Self expression is extremely important for artists. It’s their mechanism for creating music, delivering visuals and filling up their 140 character count on Twitter. But what happens when they’ve decided that they want to make a literal fashion statement? Well, they usually find some article of clothing that delivers the message loud and clear. It’s a sly and easy tactic used to stir the pot by letting us normal folk know that they’re thinking about something and willing to share it.

Today we decided to gather up some of the best instances when singers simply couldn’t resist the urge to give us a piece of their mind. And yes, it’s a sight to see … err, I mean, read.

  1. Beyoncé

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    Bey was not feeling all the fuss surrounding her pre-recorded rendition of “The Star Spangled Banner,” so she took to Instagram shortly afterward with one sweater that keep the trolls at bay. Coincidence? I think not.

  2. Future

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    Future had no problem showing support for the Eric Garner movement when he donned two different “I Can’t Breathe” sweaters during his “Mad Luv” music video. Peep the first sweater at the 1:37 mark.

  3. Britney Spears

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    What do you do when you’re Britney Spears and wanna show some love to your new boyfriend? Bedazzle one of your Las Vegas residency show ensembles with a heart and his name, of course.

  4. Dave Grohl

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    Years ago, Dave Grohl offered a big FU to Elvis Presley and Keith Richards by deeming Lemmy of Motörhead the great king of rock ’n’ roll. It looks like it’s something he still believes in based off his choice of attire.

  5. Nicki Minaj

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    Lots of folks have their opinion on Tyga’s relationship with 17-year-old Kylie Jenner. After Tyga sorta dissed Nicki Minaj in an interview with Vibe, the femcee might have just shared her thoughts on the relationship too. In the video for her Bey-assisted collabo “Feeling Myself,” Minaj sports a see-through jersey top that reads: “Pervert 17.” Diss or olive branch? You decide!

  6. Taylor Swift

    We all know that Taylor Swift isn’t afraid to speak (or sing) her mind, but this reference is straight-up strange. After a Tumblr post with a photo of the then-teen singer went viral for a WTF-worthy caption, Tay Tay liked the post and then rocked a shirt that made the whole situation even more hilarious.

  7. Miley Cyrus

    We all know that Miley Cyrus loves hitting the bong, but it looks like she might love Justin Bieber just as much. After Bieber was reportedly caught smoking a blunt, the world went haywire. Luckily, he has Miley to back him up (or spark him up) based off her “Reefer Fever” shirt.

  8. Drake

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    Drake took free promotion to new heights when he showed up to the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards, wearing a jersey that included the title of his third studio album. It’s all about the marketing, folks!

  9. Lana Del Rey

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    Lana Del Rey stirred the pot a few years back when she was rumored to be dating Guns N’ Roses’ Axl Rose by wearing one of the band’s t-shirts, naturally.