Trevor Noah Jokes About Classified Documents as Jill Biden Attends Grammys
What’s an awards season without a little controversy? The Grammy Awards are known to entertain viewers, but when it comes to showstopping — and head-turning — musical rifts, it’s had its fair share. From Bob Dylan’s 1998 performance – that was famously interrupted by New York-based artist Michael Portnoy — to “Blame It On The Rain” duo Milli Vanilli’s award for Best New Artist in 1990, Us Weekly is looking back at the most contentious moments in history. Will Smith, for his part, expressed his frustration after the Recording Academy announced in 1989 that they were debuting a new category — Best Rap Performance — just to reveal it wasn’t going to be televised. The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air alum opted to skip the awards show that year due to the decision. More recently, former recording academy president Neil Portnow came under fire for his controversial comments about women needing to “step up” during the 60th Annual Grammy Awards in 2018. Many stars were quick to express their disdain — including Kelly Clarkson. “A confused soul said women need to ‘step up’ their A-game if they wanna start winning and you know what, I’m not even mad at ignorance,” the American Idol alum tweeted at the time. “I’m just gonna kindly point you in the direction of my A-game album I recently dropped.” In order to view the video, please allow Manage Cookies In January 2021, The Weeknd shut down the concept of award shows when his critically acclaimed album After Hours did not receive a single Grammy nomination. “I use a sucker punch as an analogy. Because it just kind of hit me out of nowhere,” the musician told Billboard two months after the snub. “I definitely felt … I felt things. I don’t know if it was sadness or anger. I think it was just confusion. I just wanted answers. Like, ‘What happened?’ We did everything right, I think.” At the time, the Canada native explained that it wasn’t about him being “cocky” or “arrogant” for expecting a nomination, adding, “People told me I was going to get nominated. The world told me. Like, ‘This is it; this is your year.’ We were all very confused.” For The Weeknd, his snub was part of a much bigger issue within the entertainment industry. “Look, I personally don’t care anymore. I have three Grammys, which mean nothing to me now, obviously. It’s not like, ‘Oh, I want the Grammy!’ It’s just that this happened, and I’m down to get in front of the fire, as long as it never happens again,” he noted. “In the last 61 years of the Grammys, only 10 Black artists have won Album of the Year. I don’t want to make this about me. That’s just a fact.” Recording Academy chair and interim president/CEO Harvey Mason Jr. responded to The Weeknd’s headline making reaction, telling Rolling Stone in a statement, “I was surprised and can empathize with what he’s feeling. His music this year was excellent, and his contributions to the music community and broader world are worthy of everyone’s admiration.” Scroll down for the most controversial moments from the Grammys over the years:
Hottest Hunks! See the Best Dressed Men at the 2023 Grammys: Pics
Handsome hitmakers! Fan-favorite artists arrived at the 2023 Grammys in looks that could kill. Grammy Awards 2023 Red Carpet Fashion: See What the Stars Wore Read article The moment men stepped onto the red carpet at the Crypto.com Arena on Sunday, February 5, our hearts skipped a beat. From sleek tuxedos to classy jackets and lots of bling, these stars slayed at the soirée. A handful of dapper dudes including Trevor Noah, Offset and Dwayne Johnson all rocked sleek suits. Harry Styles, nominated for multiple awards including Record of the Year, Album of the Year, Song of the Year and more for his album Harry’s House, wore a gorgeous ensemble by Egonlab. The “Adore You” singer took home the trophy for Best Pop Vocal Album and Album of the Year. The custom-made romper featured a checkered design embellished with Swarovski crystals. The “Watermelon Sugar” singer’s stunning fit and adorable dimples obviously landed him on our hottest hunks list. For his second look of the night, the “As It Was” singer took the stage and dazzled Us with a matching silver set including a tinsel-like fringe. He dressed the look up with a pair of sneakers. The Very Best Fashion Moments in the History of the Grammys Read article Another fine fella was Machine Gun Kelly. He commanded attention on the red carpet in a custom Dolce & Gabbana getup. The garb included a silver suit and was finished with floral details. To add even more bling to the ensemble, the “Bloody Valentine” singer donned a diamond harness layered over the jacket and silver nose rings. One of the most talked about looks at the 65th annual awards show was Pharrell Williams’ number. He stunted a red leather jacket underneath a fur cape and sunglasses that were lined with pearls. In order to view the video, please allow Manage Cookies For the third year in a row, the Grammys were hosted by comedian Trevor Noah. Stars including Lizzo, Luke Combs, Bad Bunny, Mary J. Blige and more are expected to perform. The awards will air from 8-11:30 p.m. ET and viewers can livestream it on CBS as well as Paramount+. The former Daily Show host opened up to Essence magazine about how he feels to be hosting the awards again. “I’m really grateful to be doing this for a third time. You don’t expect to do the Grammys once, and you don’t expect for them to call you back twice,” he said. He continued to gush that due to the pandemic affecting the previous two shows, “this year’s going to be a huge celebration.” Grammy Awards 2023: Everything to Know Read article Keep scrolling to see all these stylish studs and more who graced the red carpet at the 2023 Grammys.