Nicki Minaj is pissed. At several people. After the Grammy, EVERYONE (aka just us bloggers in need of stuff to post) wondered what Nicki’s reaction would be to Cardi B becoming the first solo woman to win the Best Rap Album award. We now know her response, and it’s not a positive one, but not necessarily because of Cardi B herself.
Lady Gaga has done more crazy shit in an afternoon than I probably will in nine lifetimes (or so she wants you think). That being said, Gaga has also seemed to tone it down in recent years, appealing to memaws with that Tony Bennett album as well as starring in A Star Is Born with Bradley Cooper. The lead song those two perform in the movie, “Shallow,” has been getting doused in award nominations, including at last night’s Grammy Awards. However, Gaga replaced Bradley with a stare-off with Mark Ronson as well as jumping around like the Whomping Willow from Harry Potter. I guess that’s what happens when she has to share the stage with Jennifer Lopez wearing a consignment Gaga costume. Continue reading
Last week, we all threw several black lace mourning veils over our faces to mourn the death of every member of The Supremes, Gladys Knight, Stevie Wonder, Smokey Robinson, and literally every singer not named Jennifer Lopez, because that was the only explanation for why the Grammy people chose JLo to headline their tribute to Motown. I thought that maybe after the Grammys were hit with a million and one side-eyes for that decision, they’d make the right decision by replacing her with a hastily-made Marvin Gaye hologram or even Rancho Cucamonga’s third most popular The Temptations tribute group performing to a track blasting out of an iPhone 5. Even Diana Ross’ grandson and fucking Jaden Smith did a better tribute to Motown and it wasn’t even a tribute to Motown.
But the Grammys went through with it and JLo delivered the kind of Motown “tribute” you’d see at 2:30 in the afternoon on a Tuesday at a 2-star casino motel outside of Laughlin, NV. They should’ve went all the way with that vibe by putting a stale potato bar on the stage, along with a chain-smoking gambling addict who’d yell at JLo, doing double duty as his cocktail waitress, to get his G&T already.
Diana Ross has been a musical icon for decades and last night she chose to turn the Grammy’s into The Diana Ross Show where the awards ceremony was just something to do once she left the stage. But first, before we were treated to Diana’s mountain of talent (and hair) she was introduced by her 9-year-old grandson Raif-Henok Kendrick, the son of Diana’s eldest love child Rhonda Ross and grandson of music mogul Berry Gordy. And let’s just say you can tell he could have taken all of the shine had Diana not been backstage watching him like “Make it quick sonny, MomMom got a show to do!”
Today, the word irony takes on a completely new meaning after last night’s circle jerk of congratulations, aka The Grammys. Though there were plenty of moments that left the audience in various states of “The fuck is going on here?” one of the biggest moments of the night was when Drake won a Grammy for Best Rap Song then in a stunning plot twist basically told everyone in the audience and at home “Man, these Grammys ain’t shit!”
People is reporting that not only did Ariana Grande sit out the Grammys and then drag a producer because he wouldn’t let her be a true ARTISTE, she also snapped at them after her deceased ex, Mac Miller, lost the award for Best Rap Album to future Presidential candidate, Cardi B. Continue reading