Every Single Insane Moment You Missed From the 2017 Grammys Last Night
Last night was the music industry’s biggest night of the year, and left us with PLENTY to tweet about.
Didn’t get a chance to tune in? Don’t worry— we threw together a lil recap for ya.
The biggest themes of the night were tributes to fallen idols, fighting the man, and attempting to stay relevant by any means necessary.
The star-studded gala was hosted by the ever adorable, carpool karaoke king of The Late Late Show, James Corden. He kicked off his opening segment with a hilarious, falling down the stairs bit, gifting all of us with a meme-able gif almost too good to be true.
He then proceeded to rap, and of course, took the time to call out Trump. Good for you, James Corden. We love you, James Corden.
Katy Perry’s Home Improvement
Katy Perry like Wilson on Home Improvement pic.twitter.com/b3sXA3lmc3— Bobby Bones (@mrBobbyBones) February 13, 2017
Don’t worry, that wasn’t the only meme-able moment. The internet was quick to identify Katy Perry’s debut performance of her new song “Chained to the Rhythm” as a tribute to Wilson from “Home Improvement.”
A fierce advocate for HRC and now the Women’s Resistance movement, KP was rocking an armband that said “Persist” in reference to earlier this week when Elizabeth Warren was silenced by GOP Senator Mitch McConnell during Jeff Session’s confirmation hearing.
She ended her performance standing in front of a projection of the Constitution. We never thought we’d see politics at a music awards ceremony, but WE AIN’T MAD. #resist #persist
(Editor’s Note: But also Katy, your feminism needs to include mental health awareness or you’re trash, meaning LEAVE BRITNEY ALONE, kthxbai grl <3)
Vive la résistance!
spiked_spiegel ...Not to throw shade on any of the other artists who performed during the Grammys last night, I thought each performer did wonderfully, but I must bring attention to how literally no one mentioned a word about A Tribe Called Quest's STELLAR performance last night & how their act actually mattered artistically, socially, and politically. They stole the entire show, I believe... and when Busta Rhymes called Trump "President Agent Orange" and put him on blast, I screamed 😭🙏🏽🙌🏽✊🏽 I'll acknowledge you, Tribe... you guys were outstanding and I'm so glad to see you back in the music scene after such a long absence. The world needs you & your profound beats now... Welcome back🙌🏽 #ATribeCalledQuest #PhifeDawg #QTip #BustaRhymes #Grammys2017 #AndersonPaak #Consequence #ATCQ #RepresentRepresent #wegotitfromherethankyou4yourservice
A Tribe Called Quest, Anderson .Paak, and Busta Rhymes performed a three-song medley of “Award Tour,” “Movin’ Backwards,” and “We The People,” in the biggest political statement of the evening.
Busta Rhymes directly addressed Trump, saying, “I wanna thank President Agent Orange for your unsuccessful attempt at the Muslim ban. Now we come together!”
Then performers knocked down a giant wall and were joined by people of all shapes, colors, and sizes, ending the performance by chanting “resist.”
We may or may not have been standing on our couch chanting along by that point. Also LOVE Busta’s new nickname for the Trump: ‘Agent Orange’ is the now banned toxic herbicide used during the Vietnam War to kill off farmland, and is linked to causing cancers, birth defects, and a whole slew of other health complications. Savage.
WE ARE ALL ROOTING FOR YOU
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Real quick just want to say, Britney Spears looked amaaaahzing last night.
Just makes me happy to see her thriving. We’re all rooting for you, Brit Brit.
Even if Katy Perry low-key threw shade at you in a few interviews last night, sparking a #katyperryisoverparty on Twitter.
Roast ‘o Clock
youtube makeup tutorials vs. real life pic.twitter.com/RaewmC23By— Ziwe (@ziwe) February 13, 2017
Okay okay let’s cut the crap and start roasting.
The second biggest question of the night, after Beyonce or Adele? Was, ‘WHAT THE F*#K IS GOING ON WITH CEE LO GREEN?!’
The singer arrived in full gold suit, complete with a gold Iron Man mask, in what seemed to be a tribute outfit for Star Wars’ C-3PO.
The internet, obviously, lost it.
I edited Ceelo Green into the background of pics of Trump in his apartment and holy shit 😂😂😂 pic.twitter.com/VurY7DMJ1w— Jesse McLaren (@McJesse) February 13, 2017
Apparently this look was his alter ego Gnarly Davidson? *Sigh.* Whatever makes you happy, Cee Lo.
He wasn’t the only one crying for attention last night.
Singer Joy Villa (literally who?) showed up in an outfit that made Kellyanne Conway’s Paddington Bear inspired Inauguration outfit look like high fashion.
Yeah. The Trump dress. Barf.
officialandresoriano The Annual 59th Grammy Awards @realDonaldTrump @JoyVilla A Tribute OUR President Of The United States Of America #MAGA #trumptrain #usa #Peace #Love #Glamour #Fashion
Wondering who Joy Villa is? Exactly. She’s been using the Grammy’s as an attempt to shock herself into the public consciousness for years, according to this epic burn of a tweet.
Imagine seeking attention this hard for so long and STILL not having anyone know who you are. pic.twitter.com/w8B7HraC1F— crldsnts (@CandidlyCarlo) February 12, 2017
Villa stated that her dress was a message of love and unity, and that Americans need to try and see past politics and accept Donald Trump as their rightful dictator, I mean president.
Translation: conservatives just bought a lot of her music on iTunes, which is like the most music she’s ever sold. Hmmmmmm….
Whatever Villa, if this is what you need to do to trick people into buying your music, so be it. You’ll be old news by tomorrow.
teenvogue Blue Ivy's out here in a Gucci pantsuit and I still wear sweatpants to class. 🙌
Let’s get back to the good stuff!
GIRL POWER was another amazing message of the evening!! Schoolboy Q wore a pink ‘Girl Power’ hoodie, while his adorable daughter slayed in a pink tux.
Also rockin’ the pink tuxedo was soon to be big sis, Blue Ivy, in a custom Gucci Prince tribute. And just when we thought she couldn’t get any cuter, she joined in on James Corden’s carpool karaoke bit and we basically melted into our sofas.
usweekly Yes, #BrunoMars! We can't get enough of his #Prince tribute at the #GRAMMYs. 💜 (Photo credit: Kevin Winter/Getty Images for NARAS)
Blue wasn’t the only one paying tribute to Prince last night.
In fact, the evening was jam-packed with tributes to music icons we lost this past year: most notably George Michael, David Bowie, and Prince.
Bruno Mars let lose with an epic Prince tribute performance.
Adele wowed us with a moving George Michael tribute, after having to stop the song and start over to make sure she got it just right. We totally forgave her, she’s a true artist and wanted to make sure the tribute was as perfect as it could be.
edenrodriguezproductions Brave and Beautiful @adele You have inspired us with a great example to own our mistakes and our falls regardless of who's watching and to immediately try again. Thank you for gracefully showing us that even at our highest moments we may fall, owning our mistakes and courageously trying again is what allows all of us to shine. #erpinspired #grammys #ownit #adele #standup #strongwomen #talent #bebrave #braveandbeautiful #tryagain
that1indianchik Yooooo Hahahaha #meangirls #adele #grammys2017 #beyonce #deadass 😂😂😂
The big question of the evening was Beyonce or Adele for album of the year.
Adele settled the matter in her acceptance speech by dedicating the award to, “the artist of [her] life, Beyonce. This album for me — the ‘Lemonade’ album — was just so monumental and so well thought out and so beautiful 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,” she said as Beyoncé teared up from the front row. You are our light.”
Taking to the stage with her first trio group since Destiny’s Child (RE: the twins), the glowing mom-to-be/light of all of our lives gifted us with a visually STUNNING medley of ‘Love Draught’ and ‘Sandcastles’.
fashionbombdaily "It’s important to me to show images to my children that reflect their beauty, so that they can grow up in a world where they can look in the mirror, first at their own families as well as the news, the Super Bowl, the Olympics, the White House, and the Grammys, and see themselves, and have no doubt that they’re beautiful, intelligent, and capable. This is something that I want for every child of every race, and I feel it’s vital we look at this past and recognize our tendencies to repeat our mistakes." -@Beyonce #instafashion #style #instastyle #fashionbombdaily #celebritystyle #fashion #beyoncé #beyonce
We were already crying when her mom, Tina, introduced her, and Blue Ivy was clearly so proud, BUT THAT WAS JUST THE BEGINNING. She emerged, majestic and ethereal, amidst a large video projection of her, Blue, and Tina, dressed like goddesses, in a tribute to motherhood and femininity.
The queen of the sun kingdom of YUZZZZ continued the performance by defying the basic principles of gravity and physics, and giving the internet plenty to freak about.
‘Lemonade’ won for Urban Contemporary Album, and Queen Bey was ready with a moving speech.
We just. We just love you Beyonce.
WHAT A NIGHT FOR QUEENS, YQY!!!!!
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