Cardi B Wins Grammy For Best Rap Album And J.Lo Performs Tribute To Motown
Last night’s Grammys was a long almost 4-hour performance, and it was full of tears, incredible performances, and lots of surprises. Here’s how it all went down.
Camila Cabello opened the 61st Annual Grammy Awards with her nominated track “Havana” in a West Side Story-type of vibe.
She had a colorful dress, the city backdrop, and incredible dirty dancing moves. Though it wasn’t just her on stage. Nope. Ricky Martin — who took his son as his date — came out to share the stage with Cabello to sing a Spanish tune. They were then joined by J. Balvin. He finished the number with his hit, “Mi Gente.”
Cardi B performed her provocative latest single — “Money” — in some kind of quilted purple heaven.
There was one major problem though. A lot of people are accusing Cardi B of lip-syncing during her performance. Guess you can’t really blame her, she was walking around on a massive quilted stage in huge heels after all.
Offset, her baby daddy didn’t seem to mind one bit though because he was basically drooling in his seat.
Offset reaction watching Cardi B perform at the Grammys got me dead 😂😂 pic.twitter.com/KU1ymbEqWF
— throughouttheassociation (@associationvibe) February 11, 2019
He clearly isn’t shy about telling the world they are back together.
Cardi B didn’t go home empty-handed. She took home a Grammy for Best Rap Album, making history in the process.
Cardi B made history as the first solo female rapper to win the Grammy for Best Rap Album. The Bronx artist was undoubtedly surprised and moved by the award for Best Rap Album for her debut release “Invasion Of Privacy.” She went onstage with Offset and couldn’t stop shaking and was speechless for a bit. She then said: “Perhaps I should start smoking weed.” She went on to thank many people and then got personal when she thanked her daughter. She said it was a lot of hard work to put out this album while being pregnant.
Other Latin Grammy winners last night included Claudia Brant for Best Latin Pop Album;’ Zoé won Best Latin Rock; Urban or Alternative Album Best Regional Mexican Music Album (Including Tejano) went to Luis Miguel; Best Tropical Latin Album went to the Spanish Harlem Orchestra; Dafnis Prieto Big Band won Best Latin Jazz Album; and for Best Improvised Jazz Solo & Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album went to John Daversa and the John Daversa Big Band, which featured DACA artists.
Later in the evening, Jennifer Lopez did a special — head-scratching — performance tribute to Motown.
People on social media couldn’t understand why J.Lo — a Latina — would sing and perform a tribute for Motown and not a black artist.
Smokey Robinson, who also performed on stage with her Lopez, responded to the backlash and said that Motown is for everyone, not just black people.
“I don’t think anyone who is intelligent is upset,” he told Variety. “I think anyone who is upset is stupid.” He added “Motown was music for everybody. Everybody. Who’s stupid enough to protest Jennifer Lopez doing anything for Motown?”
Here are some jaw-dropping fashion moments from the Grammys red-carpet.
You may think this unique number was created just for her, but this gown is Haute couture! Her seashell-like dress comes from the Mugler Fall 1995 Couture collection. Stunning!
Andrea Echeverri, lead singer of the Spanish rock band, Aterciopelados, didn’t need to win a Grammy because she dressed like one.
The group, nominated for Best Latin Rock, Urban or Alternative Album, didn’t win their award, but they won on the red carpet, and that’s what matters.
Once again this lady had to bring a Trump-loving outfit to the Grammys.
Singer/songwriter Joy Villa is best known for her controversial conservative message that she wears on the red carpet more than her attempts at music. In 2017, she wore a “Make America Great Again Dress,” and last year she proudly wore an anti-abortion dress. It’s clear she just wants the attention.
The best-dressed couple has to be ARod and J.Lo.
That suit! That hat! It’s all too much, but damn it’s so good.