Taylor Swift kicks off American Music Awards, silent on politics

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Taylor Swift, Cardi B set for American Music Awards

Earlier in the evening, Cardi won her first award for Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Artist.

The singer echoed her own political Instagram post and said, "And you know what else is voted on by the people is the midterm elections on November 6".

'She voted against equal pay for women. She believes businesses have a right to refuse service to gay couples.

T-Swift speaks up: The pop star spoke out on Sunday, just two days before the October 9 deadline to register to vote in her home state of Tennessee. In the entire month of September, 190,178 people registered to vote. I always have and always will cast my vote based on which candidate will protect and fight for the human rights I believe we all deserve in this country. "When I was pregnant, I was so influenced to be, like, 'Yo, I got to do this, I got to show people wrong".

White tiger mauls zookeeper to death in Japan
At just past 5:00 p.m., an employee at the Hirakawa Zoo alerted emergency services after the tiger bit 40-year-old Akira Furusho. A police official told AFP: "A zookeeper was found collapsed in a cage, bleeding", confirming that he later died.

She also told viewers, 'Vote!' Go to vote.org and you can find all the info. A special tribute to Aretha Franklin is included, as is some early promotion for the upcoming Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody.

Rapper-singer XXXTentacion, a streaming juggernaut before his death in June and afterward, earned nominations for new artist of the year and favorite soul/R&B album for his 2017 debut, "17".

Carrie Underwood performs "Spinning Bottles".

This was not only the group's first American Music Award nomination, but it is also now their first award from this show. Other performers include Jennifer Lopez, Mariah Carey, Cardi B, Camila Cabello, Shawn Mendes and Post Malone.

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