Camila Cabello has an impressive catalog of solo songs out right now. The Sia-penned “Crying in the Club” is a glittery dance-pop smash; “Havana” is a delicious, mid-tempo ode to Cuba; and “Bad Things,” featuring Machine Gun Kelly, goes harder than any pop song on top 40 radio. Of course, Cabello has more tracks than these, but she chose this trifecta to highlight during her electric performance on the Today show Friday (September 29).
The former Fifth Harmony member didn’t miss a beat during her live set, effortlessly delivering stellar vocals and precision dance steps at the same time—not an easy feat. This shouldn’t surprise people who’re fans of Cabello, though. She’s always been a dynamic performer with incredible stage presence.
What might surprise them, however, is the powerful message she gave toward the end of her performance. Right before closing “Havana,” Cabello delivered a quick monologue dedicating the song to “the dreamers” of America.
“This is America—the America we love, where no matter your race, your color, your beliefs, or where you came from if you have a dream, you can make it possible,” she said.
Watch Cabello’s performance for yourself, below:
This sentiment rings especially true to Cabello, who immigrated from Cuba to the United States with essentially nothing. “I can just imagine all the little girls who have dreams of coming here and feel unwanted. It inspires me in my music to do my best to give [them] the light that I have,” she told Glamour in April. “I want to be what people think of when they think of America—a person who, no matter what her first language was or what her religion is, can see her dreams come to life if she works hard enough.”