Sam Smith Wins, Kanye Rants & Ledisi Reacts To Beyonce at the Grammy’s
It was a big night with even bigger surprises at the 57th annual Grammy Awards!
Possibly the biggest thing to happen at “music’s biggest night” was newcomer Sam Smith walking away with FOUR awards. HipHollywood spoke to the soulful singer while on the red carpet and he was surprisingly calm about the whole ordeal. “I’m actually weirdly relaxed about the whole thing, if I’m honest. I think people forget this is an award show. It’s supposed to be a celebration of music and the year that I’ve had … and I’ve had the most incredible year,” Smith stated.
On the flip side, Kanye West was not calm when Beck won “Album of the Year”. The rapper stormed the stage, but unlike in 2009 when he interrupted Taylor Swift at the MTV VMAs, he found some self control and returned to his seat before making a scene. But that doesn’t mean Yeezy wasn’t pissed. He later went to E! and ranted about why “Beck needs to respect artistry and he should’ve given his award to Beyonce”.
Aside from the rants, what’s the Grammy’s without epic performances. In addition to Ariana Grande, Katy Perry, Rihanna, Kanye West, Paul McCartney and more, Beyonce hit the stage and did her rendition of “Take My Hand, Precious Lord” as an introduction to Common and John Legend’s “Glory” performance. But before Bey performed the legendary song, Ledisi tackled it in the film Selma where she played a young Mahalia Jackson. The fact the Beyonce sang the song at the Grammy’s instead of Ledisi stirred up a little controversy in the blogsphere, but the Grammy nominated singer told us that she was excited to see Bey do her thing. “It’s a great Thomas Dorsey song, that was sung by the great Mahlia Jackson, that was sung by Aretha Franklin, the queen of soul. And was sung by me and now Beyonce. I’m apart of that legacy forever,” Ledisi exclaimed.
Check out more of our exclusive Grammy Awards red carpet coverage in the video above.