Award shows have been losing steam these past couple of years. While people were not into the Grammy’s at all this year, the scheduled performances had folks curiously tuning in. All the buzz was around Beyoncé and her first public performance appearance after announcing her pregnancy on Instagram. People were speculating what might happen but had no real idea what she was about to do.
Adele, Chance the Rapper, and Beyoncé were big winners last night. While Chance talked over his speech cue music, Adele was swearing and telling them to start her performance over. She had a moment when trying to deliver her George Michael tribute and wanted to get it right for him. Beyoncé hit the stage on a chair in a full backwards lean and her acceptance speech brought reality to the forefront.
Speaking of tributes, the Grammy’s tapped some of the industry’s top talent to perform for some of the legendary artists that were being honored. Demi Lovato, Andra Day, and Little Big Town put on a crisp performance for the Bee Gees. While John Travolta was on the scene, he did not make an appearance with his white suit and heels. That would have been the icing on that performance cake. Bruno Mars and the Time put on a stellar performance for Prince. Morris Day never disappoints and he came equipped with mirror and all. Bruno came through with his purple suit and custom guitar. He channeled his inner Prince and belted out notes and fingered guitar sequences with precision.
Anderson .Paak hit the stage with A Tribe Called Quest to deliver a very necessary message. Busta Rhymes had a poignant message for “President Agent Orange” and his E.O. for a Muslim Ban. The powerful performance was the biggest political statement of the night…wait…that’s a lie. Joy Villa decided to grace the red carpet in a “Make America Great Again” dress with TRUMP on the back. #RedCarpetFail
And while all this was happening, Princess RiRi was sipping on her bedazzled flask.
There were plenty of Red Carpet, performance, and backstage moments that happened. You can see all of the pics and video here.
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