Chilean singer flashes bare chest with message of protest on Latin Grammys red carpet

It was a historic night at the 2019 Latin Grammys in Las Vegas on Thursday night.

Rosalía continued her ascent as one of the most promising Spanish-language acts in the world, winning three major awards: Urban Song, Contemporary Pop Song and Album of the Year. The latter win made her the first solo female artist to win the high honor since Shakira back in 2006.

While Daddy Yankee and J Balvin didn't attend the 20th annual show in protest of a lack of reggaeton acts being nominated, per the Los Angeles Times, it was singer Mon Laferte who made the biggest splash at the MGM Grand Arena.

Amid deadly anti-government protests in her native country of Chile over its constitution, Laferte made a huge political statement on the red carpet ahead of the show. Though she initially appeared wearing a black trench coat, black pants and a green scarf around her neck, the singer opened up her coat while posing for photographers to completely bare her breasts and reveal a statement written on her bare chest.

"In Chile they torture, rape and kill," it read in Spanish. 

Other stars who attended the 2019 Grammy Awards included host Ricky Martin, Bad Bunny, former Fifth Harmony star Lauren Jauregui, Miguel and Sofia Carson, among many others.

See Mon Laferte's political statement and more red carpet moments in the gallery below:

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LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - NOVEMBER 14: Mon Laferte attends the 20th annual Latin GRAMMY Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on November 14, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by John Parra/Getty Images for LARAS)
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - NOVEMBER 14: (EDITORS NOTE: This image contains nudity.) Mon Laferte attends the 20th annual Latin GRAMMY Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on November 14, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Joe Buglewicz/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - NOVEMBER 14: Ricky Martin attends the 20th annual Latin GRAMMY Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on November 14, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Joe Buglewicz/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - NOVEMBER 14: Miguel attends the 20th annual Latin GRAMMY Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on November 14, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Joe Buglewicz/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - NOVEMBER 14: Rosalía attends the 20th annual Latin GRAMMY Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on November 14, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by John Parra/Getty Images for LARAS)
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - NOVEMBER 14: Lauren Jauregui attends the 20th annual Latin GRAMMY Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on November 14, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Denise Truscello/Getty Images for LARAS)
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - NOVEMBER 14: Bad Bunny attends the 20th annual Latin GRAMMY Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on November 14, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Joe Buglewicz/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - NOVEMBER 14: Sofia Carson attends the 20th annual Latin GRAMMY Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on November 14, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Denise Truscello/Getty Images for LARAS)
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - NOVEMBER 14: Roselyn Sánchez attends the 20th annual Latin GRAMMY Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on November 14, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Joe Buglewicz/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - NOVEMBER 14: Anitta attends the 20th annual Latin GRAMMY Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on November 14, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Denise Truscello/Getty Images for LARAS)
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - NOVEMBER 14: Prince Royce attends the 20th annual Latin GRAMMY Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on November 14, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Denise Truscello/Getty Images for LARAS)
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