DISASTER: Worst Grammy’s ever – Racism and Politics to BLAME!
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Liberals have come up with the best reason ever for a big FLOP for Grammy’s Award show. The entire evening was one mishap after another.
As Reported by Daily Beast:
It’s a show that confused some band named Twenty One Pilots accepting an award in their underwear for a “moment”—for an encapsulation of this time in music, in our culture, in our history, really. But then left it up to Adele to give the credit that was due to Beyoncé for her transformative album Lemonade.
We talk a lot about #OscarsSoWhite and politics colliding with entertainment awards shows. And there is no awards show that is more culturally embarrassing than the Grammy Awards.
“My artist of my life is Beyoncé,” Adele said, shaking as she accepted the Album of the Year trophy for 25, the award that everyone, including the British chanteuse, felt should go to Beyoncé.
“This album for me, the Lemonade album was so monumental, Beyoncé,” she continued. “So monumental, and so well thought-out and soul-bearing, and we all got to see another side to you that you don’t always let us see. And we appreciate that. All us artists here adore you. You are our light.”
It was a gracious, beautiful tribute to Beyoncé and the impact she has had on us this past year, but it’s incredibly pathetic of the Grammy Awards to make Adele the one who had to give it.
“The way you make me and my friends feel, the way you make my black friends feel, is empowering,” she finished, as Beyoncé wiped tears from her eyes. “You make them stand up for themselves. I love you, and I always will.”
It was a disastrous show filled with snooze-worthy performances, technical mishaps, and artists most people hadn’t ever heard of—and the slighting of those artists of color we have.
The Chainsmokers accepted an award on David Bowie’s behalf. Pentatonix gave an a capella tribute to Jackson 5 that made you wonder: What did Jackson 5 ever do to the Grammy Awards?
It was a three-and-a-half hour shit-show, and yet phenomenal, politically powerful performances from A Tribe Called Quest, Chance the Rapper, and a tribute to Prince were all stuffed into the last 30 minutes, the grand finale of which was Adele apologizing on behalf of institutionalized racism.
At one point in the night, Recording Academy President Neil Portnow came out and stood smugly while a white lady on trumpet played “America the Beautiful.” The song “captures the essence of our country and reminds us that we are and always will be one people from sea to shining sea,” Portnow said. “In times of triumph and tragedy, we turn to song and the abiding power of music to lift our spirits, soothe our souls, and remind us that everything will be OK.”
And then, minutes later, his organization did what it always does: denied the very music that does that the validation, recognition, and, in turn, amplification it deserves and needs to keep having that power.
It was a Grammy Awards stage triumph, and it was immediately followed by James Corden in a cardboard cutout of a car trying to get J. Lo and Faith Hill to do karaoke to “Sweet Caroline” but nobody knew the words. Foolishness.