6 Political Moments at the Grammys That Made White People Mad, Especially Trump Jr.

"Jay for president!"

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Dave Chappelle’s Timely Reminder During Kendrick Lamar’s Opening

Dave Chappelle dropped a reminder about the ongoing plight for Black men in America during Kendrick Lamar’s performance of “XXX.”

“I just wanted to remind the audience that the only thing more frightening than watching a Black man be honest in America, is being an honest Black man in America.”

Janelle Monáe Spotlights “Time’s Up” Movement 

Spotlighting the “Time’s Up” movement, which combats sexual assault, music stars from Cardi B to Janelle Monáe sported white roses in various fashions. The latter took things a step further when she gave the following speech.

“I am proud to stand in solidarity as not just an artist, but a young woman with my fellow sisters in this room who make up the music industry,” Monae says. “We come in peace, but we mean business. And to those who would dare try and silence us, we offer you two words: Time’s up.”

Hilary Clinton’s Appearance Sparks Angry Tweet From Donald Trump Jr. 

A skit featuring Grammys host James Cordon having celebrities read passages from  Michael Wolff’s “Fire and Fury,” which describes President Donald Trump’s behavior — like his diet and how he gets his hair that signature blond color. The biggest applause came when former Democratic presidential hopeful Hilary Clinton read a passage, but Donald Trump Jr. was unamused.

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Kendrick Lamar Wants Hova to Be the Next Commander-in-Chief

After winning the Grammy for Best Rap Album, Kendrick Lamar gave praise to the MCs who paved the way for him, including Nas, Sean “Diddy” Combs and Jay-Z. But Lamar seemed to have higher hopes for Hova, exclaiming, “Jay for president!” as he wrapped up his speech.

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Joy Villa Wears Anti-Abortion Dress

Known for her “Make America Great Again” gown from last year’s Grammys, singer Joy Villa topped it by wearing one with a fetus and an accompanying bag reading, “Choose Life.”

“I’m a pro-life woman,” Villa told Fox News via The Independent. “This year I chose to make a statement on the red carpet like I always do. I’m all about life.”

Trevor Noah Calls Out Trump’s Tweet to Jay-Z

Ahead of presenting the Grammy for Best Comedy Album, Noah remarked on Bruno Mars and Cardi B’s performance of “Finesse” by shading President Trump.

“I love that song. It takes me back,” the comedian says. “Like way back, to when Trump wasn’t president. By the way, Jay-Z, he sent you a message. He said that we should inform you.”

The final dig referenced Jay’s CNN interview calling out Trump’s claim that he’s brought the Black unemployment rate to an all-time low.

 

 

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