Was the show great? No. It was cool, though. Here are a few thoughts (well, more than a few) on what occurred as I saw it. Trust me: I’m being honest. So bear with me.
1.) Beyonce + Jay Z = Drunk In Love. Can’t hate on that. Can’t hate on that at all. I don’t care if you noticed more backshots than body movements. Beyonce does Beyonce. And Jay Z when the lights dim and they drink Ace of Spades.
— e. (@3rika) January 27, 2014
Now that Beyoncé and Jay-Z are done performing everyone just turned the channel.
— Kin (@Kbinge) January 27, 2014
2.) I can’t complain about LL’s hosting efforts. I know he is doing what he should do: keep things under control. Not too many jokes. Not too much corniness. Keep it simple.
3.) Only Pharrell can pull off a hat that makes him look like a Mountie off of a cartoon. He just has that ability. Period. So be happy, suckers.
I am DECEASED!
— Pharrell's Hat (@Pharrellhat) January 27, 2014
4.) Best New Artist Grammy goes to Macklemore and Ryan Lewis. It looks like an early indication of what this night is going to offer. And by offer, I mean clean sweeps by the duo that made my favorite gym shoe song (Wing$).
The Grammys, where you can finally put a face and a name to that irritating song that they always play on the radio. #GRAMMYs
— HumanityCritic (@HumanityCritic) January 27, 2014
5.) Please pay attention to what Macklemore just said, though: they made that album with no label support. So, screw all y’all.
Honoring Macklemore's album over Kendrick Lamar's is like saying Stepanie Meyer is a better writer than Toni Morrison
— AdamSerwer (@AdamSerwer) January 27, 2014
6.) And Lorde gets to perform a song that is dripping and oozing with anti-Grammy establishment messages. Am I the only one that finds this ironic? Maybe I am the only one feeling this way. Then again, Twitter slanderers spent more time wondering if she was 17 or over 29.
7.) Who is this young man on the piano? Hunter Hayes?
9.) Oh, and Daft Punk is the shit. They have been the shit since they used anime for their videos. But y’all wouldn’t know much about that would y’all?
11.) Juicy J is mainstream. Then again, ain’t he neighbors with Kobe Bryant from the Lakers? Now that’s paper. (see what I did there?)
12.) Chicago is a classic group. Don’t sleep. If you don’t understand, maybe you should listen to how De La Soul sampled them on “A Roller Skating Jam Called Saturdays”. Man, I hate y’all no hip hop knowing people.
13.) For all those out there in the world, that is Gary Clark Jr. playing that guitar. And yet, this is another reason why I hate you so called music fans.
14.) John Legend performs a hit song from a GREAT album. I don’t care what anybody says: his last album was pure greatness. To hell with your opposing opinion.
15.) Hi, Taylor Swift. Okay, moving on…..
16.) Pink is spinning again. To her advantage, her body isn’t bad looking.
17.) So, why does Miguel look like a Colombian drug lord?
18.) I think Lorde is actually…naturally…anti-social. Or maybe just honestly…weird. Or is she secretly Wednesday Adamms?
19.) Ringo performs. Jay-Z wins a Grammy for his Holy Grail track with Timberlake. Meanwhile, Kevin Hart is actually short in stature.
Yall niggas didnt say SHIT when Wayne won best rap album for Carter 3 over The Cool AND American Gangster. Dont pretend to care now
— DOWNLOAD TITN EP NOW (@ChicagoLives) January 27, 2014
20.) Kendrick Lamar and Imagine Dragons just murdered this blend. Meanwhile, Macklemore still won over him. I hope the rest of the world understands WHY people are a little upset about this predicament. If they don’t, then look at that performance and understand the reasoning. You don’t have to agree. But you must recognize and respect the proof and reasoning.
— Fake Thick (@ChanceTheTrappa) January 27, 2014
Just getting caught up. So Macklemore won over Kendrick for Best Rap Album? I'm confused…
— Shauna Stuart (@ShaunaReporter) January 27, 2014
And all u busters tHats in attendance tHats didn't vote for KENDRICK r str8 mark az niggaHz!!! BITCH
— ScHoolboy Q (@ScHoolBoyQ) January 27, 2014
21.) Uhm…Gloria Estefan would put some of you women to shame. Meanwhile, Pharrell Williams won producer of the year like it was nothing.
22.) Okay, so these old men are jammin’ these country ass tunes. Now, if they would have mixed some country rap tunes with this, then we would REALLY have a good ole Southern party.
23.) Daft Punk just proved that, with the help of old school artists and Pharrell, they can make some music that will jam for ages with no true restrictions. Many thanks to Cyberdyne and Skynet!
24.) Royals won Song of the Year! Wednesday Adamms…I mean…Lorde does it again.
25.) For all you brand new Daft Punk fans (because I like messing with you all), I am happy for their Record of the Year Award. Meanwhile, I need to find my copy of the Tron Soundtrack that was produced by…Daft Punk. Skynet keeps winning.
26.) I don’t care what people say, though: Same Love goes hard at a lot of sacred cows. I mean, it is 2014 now. It is time to let some of these beliefs and foolish thoughts die off. The time is now like the time was then.
Make no mistake, GKMC should have won. But the outrage/backlash only exists because he's white. Half yall niggas aint even heard The Heist.
— DOWNLOAD TITN EP NOW (@ChicagoLives) January 27, 2014
27.) Oh, wait: 33 marriages happened. Heterosexual. Homosexual. Good for them. Not hating. But, I’m not going to be like the rest of these people that have issues with it. Period.
28.) And just like that, Daft Punk won the Album Of The Year. You know what this means? It means that Nile Rodgers wins again. And that part, beyond anything else, means the most.
Now, let us end everything off with an image we all can get behind:
Alicia Key's body is BANGIN'. Curves.
‘Nuff Said and ‘Nuff Respect!!!