RBG’s official portrait, 2016
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died on Sept. 18, and it wasn’t long before members of the music world shared their respect for the judicial titan.
“She was small in stature but even the tallest looked up to her,” Dolly Parton wrote via social media. “Her voice was soft but her message rang loud and clear and will echo forever.”
Stevie Nicks penned an even lengthier memorial for the late justice, calling Ginsburg a “political rock star” and saying her loss felt similar to “the night [Nicks’] own mother died.”
“She fought for me, and all women… I feel like someone punched me in the stomach,” Nicks wrote. “My tears have not stopped since a friend tip toed into my room and said ‘Stevie, Ruth died.’ (No need for the last name…) I so believed that she would live for a few more years. I wanted to meet her. I wanted to hold her hand and give her a huge hug and thank her for all she had done for women, and for all she would continue to do.”
Nashville’s Margo Price also shared her sadness, writing, “We have lost a feminist icon and a just and historical leader. thank you Ruth Bader Ginsburg for your passion and your fight to hang on for us all… let’s rise against anyone trying to fuck with our democracy in her name.”
Janelle Monet added, “The baton has been passed to us . I will keep fighting your honor. Thank you Ruth Bader Ginsburg.”
Check out Parton and Nicks thoughts, among others, below: