Discussing his thoughts on how America should respond to Trump’s presidential bid, Miguel told NME that people ought to be tasked with objecting such blatant racism, xenophobia, discrimination and classism. “I think there’s a tremendous responsibility that we all have just to not be so f*cking ignorant,” said Miguel.
When asked how he felt about SNL giving the business tycoon a platform on the nationally televised program, he reiterated the importance of not perpetuating said ignorance.
“There’s a responsibility that we have to have. I don’t think ignorance deserves that kind of attention, and unfortunately we live in a world where attention is the ultimate currency,” explained Miguel. “If I was asked to perform on the same episode as Donal Trump, I would be faced with the same decision as the network. And me being who I am, I would definitely decline, probably at my own detriment.”
Miguel’s third studio LP Wildheart is out now. He is currently touring the album. Following London’s Brixton Academy on Tuesday (Oct. 13), Miguel will play Birmingham Academy tonight (Oct. 15) and Manchester Academy on Sunday (Oct. 18).
Watch the full interview here.