It’s 2018 and even the Grammys are political now. I mean, after one of the most hated reality TV stars became president and men as a whole were outted for officially being the worst, it’s kind of hard to not start talking some shit. As a wise prophet once said, “There are two kinds of evil people in this world. People who do evil stuff, and people who see evil stuff being done and don’t try to stop it.” Some artists at the Grammys last night opted to avoid the whole being evil through silence thing, and instead made a statement. Here are our fave political moments from last night.
Kendrick Lamar’s Performance
I mean, wow. Kendrick’s performance had a powerful political message and included cameos from Dave Chappelle and U2. Love a good collab. The entire set was incred, but the grand finale is what has everyone talking. As Kendrick continued to rap, the dancers surrounding him fell to simulated gun shots, one bye one. It was the opening performance of the night and set the tone of “let’s fuck some shit up” for the evening.
Camila Cabello’s Speech
You probably know Camila Cabello as the woman who sings that song “Havana” that plays in your head on loop literally 24/7. She is amaze. Last night she made a speech about Dreamers before bringing U2 to the stage, and if you were low-key wasted on a Sunday like I was I was, you were crying into your mug of wine by the end of it. The Cuban-Mexican immigrant spoke about her own journey of coming to America and going after her dreams. She said, “Standing in front of you on the Grammy stage in New York City and all I know is just like dreams, these kids can’t be forgotten and are worth fighting for.” It was beautiful and emotional and I am livid that now even the Grammys can make me feel things.
Kesha. Is. Everything. This performance fucked me up good. Kesha was joined on stage by an army of badass bitches, including Camila Cabello, Cyndi Lauper, Julia Michaels, Bebe Rexha and Andra Day. They were all dressed in white in solidarity for the #MeToo movement, and I know it’s besides the point to point out that they looked amazing, but leave it to women to make a powerful statement while also looking perfect. Kesha performed “Praying,” which was particularly poignant, as this song was her comeback after her legal battle with her producer and “alleged” abuser — a man who has the audacity to refer to himself as “Dr. Luke.” Ew. Anyway, Kesha killed it and I will never recover from seeing she and Cyndi Lauper sing side by side. Women are amazing and everything else is shit.
Cardi B Reading From Fire and Fury
The goddesses have blessed us all with Cardi B’s rise to fame. We are not worthy. In a pre-recorded interstitial at last night’s Grammys, some celebs read excerpts from Fire and Fury and lucky for us, Cardi B was one of them. After reading about Trump’s hard-on for McDonald’s in bed, Cardi B was like, “Why am I even reading this shit?” Same, girl, same.
Hillary Clinton Reading From Fire and Fury
If Hillary Clinton doesn’t make an appearance at the Grammys did they even really happen though? HRC was also in the vid of celebs reading from the Trump Burn Book. She closed out the segment by reading the part about how Trump is hella paranoid that he’s going to get poisoned, and hearing the words “Trump” and “poisoned” in the same sentence delivered by Hillary Clinton was all I need to get through the next, IDK, two to three hours maybe.
And none for Taylor Swift, bye!
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