Things You Missed at the 2018 Grammys
I've officially renamed the Grammys "The Bruno Show."
I might have only made it to about 9:30 p.m., but I caught most of last night's Grammy Awards. Needless to say, it was a night full of powerful messages and performances.
Here are some things you missed out on if you didn't watch the show.
First off, Kesha gave an incredibly emotional performance of her song "Praying." I mean, whoa. If you haven't watched it, you need to check it out. It was raw and relentless...and very well received by the crowd. I saw Bruno Mars tell his neighbor, "that was beautiful" as the camera scanned the crowd for their reactions. Some even had tears streaming down their face.
Next up...Blue Ivy has no chill. Or at least she thinks her parents don't. There was a hilarious moment caught by cameras when Blue kind of shushed her parents as they were applauding. It was adorable.
Bruno Mars took home several...SEVERAL...Grammys last night. Which is why I've renamed the Grammys "The Bruno Show." His album 24K Magic was shown all kinds of love, and rightfully so. I was most excited about his performance of "Finesse" with Cardi B. I wasn't disappointed. It was awesome. That little man has some moves.
Speaking of Cardi B, she told reporters that her vagina had butterflies, which makes me love her even more. She's so new to this fame thing and I love it.
There were several digs at President Trump, which satisfied me. One clip that played during the show was of various celebrities reading from the book Fire and Fury. It was a mockery of the President, but the ending is what got me. It featured none other than HILLARY. F-ING. CLINTON. It was so beautifully done and unexpected. The crowd went wild. I about jumped off my couch. It was awesome. It might have been my favorite moment of the night.
And some of my other favorite moments included all of them that involved Kendrick Lamar. He opened the show with a powerful performance that really shook things up, in a good way. The whole show was politically charged, in a tasteful way, and Kendrick started it off with a bang. At one point during his performance, his background dancers appeared to be shot and dropped to the floor behind him...symbolizing the controversy our country has faced between law enforcement and African American men and women. It was well done.
Overall, there were many movements and politics involved in last night's Grammy Awards. Times Up and Me Too were other movements that were brought up several times. If there's a year to sway the Grammys in our favor, it's now. Although it was heavily packed, each message was beautifully told and well received. I might just watch the Grammys again for fun.