|I thought that dress was trying way too hard, but it was the most exciting part of the performance.|
Pharrell wins best pop solo performance. Well deserved, that song was everywhere and I actually thought it missed out on some awards last season.
Miranda Lambert…first off, the diet she’s been on has been working for her; she looked like a rockstar. I don’t know the song she was singing (nor do I care), but her performance was cute and lively and I really appreciated that.
Then Sam Smith wins another award and says he owes his career to being fat.
|This photo from Dailymail.com is from a totally different event, but I believe that is the background singer they cut away to at one point during the performance, she basically deserves a Grammy.|
Beck wins something…can’t name one song by him off the top of my head, but like, I’m sure he’s somewhere in my iPod for some reason…he’s been on the scene for damn near 30 years so even though I might not have listened to his latest offering, I’m not going to pretend I don’t know his voice or who he is.
|Credit, MrsBey on Tumblr|
Beyoncé wins something. All hail the King.
|Can anyone identify this man? I feel like I should know, but I kind of don't care. He looked like a hippie unibomber, which I found draw-worthy.|
Then yet another old artist performed…I didn’t even catch the name because I can’t understand that ginger’s accent. He gave all those white people in the audience their lives though (King Bey was standing and clapping, but I think she was just being nice because she looked a little confused).
|She should have worn this on the red carpet.|
|Annie seen here, taking us all to church.|
|"The next.....performer.....is........." (credit house-of-xo on Tumblr)|
Then the Weeknd comes out and reads like he’s been smoking reefer all night. Adorable.
|...I wasn't clapping.|
Pharrell, Long Long and way too many other people…I was so confused by that cacophonous remix of that overplayed song it was like he was trying to have a moment, but he just tried too hard or something. Usually Pharrell is charming, but tonight I was kind of annoyed...it’s like he was blatantly trying to kill the song. It was all just so loud and stressful.
Then Obama came on reminded us that he’s a feminist and some girl named Brooke basically explained the real story behind 50 Shades of Grey.
|credit: CoverGirl on Tumblr|
Usher (doing a Stevie wonder tribute)…another snooze--I mean, a very well performed, beautifully sang snooze, but a snooze nonetheless regardless of Stevie wandering in playing the harmonica.
Eric Church and some other bitch that I wasn’t paying enough attention to get the name of… I’m hittin' the REM cycle now.
|So sexy and pissed off and just EVERYTHING. This was one of my favorite fashion looks of the night. Credit|
Rihanna, Kanye and Paul McCartney…I don’t like that OneTwoThreeSeconds or whatever song at all, but Rihanna looked AMAZING. She actually sang the crap out of that song; I was impressed with the amount of energy they put into a performance that was basically a chant and some old guy on a guitar.
Mary J. Blige and Sam Smith…another overplayed song; at least Mary elevated its performance.
THEN PRINCE COMES OUT TO FUCK IT UP--LOOKIN LIKE A PINT SIZED GLASS OF TROPICANA OMG I WAS DYING AND THEN HE SAID BLACK LIVES STILL MATTER AND THAT PEOPLE NEED TO READ BOOKS. I’M STILL DYING. OMG.
|He really didn't even need to say it; she stopped the world so we already knew. credit: Beyonce4world on Tumblr.|
Sia…It's maddening that she didn't win any awards last night considering her contributions to the industry, but her performance was so superb. I don't think Kristen Wiig can add dancer to her resume, but Maddie was delightful and the whole production was one of the more memorable highlights.
Beck and Chris Martin…bathroom break.
The costuming and production visuals were reminiscent of Solonge’s iconic wedding photo. It was so epic and just like sort of changed my life. I love the part where she looked like she caught the spirit and then when she waved her hand and the music stopped. I felt so blessed.
|...she was literally handing out blessings.|
Fashion Faves...I selected only images I thought represented epic fashion moments not just glam looks:
|Nicki Minaj continues to ascend to new heights of slayage.|
|Ciara was breathtaking actually.|
|So glam and gorgeous that I'm not even mad about her cootchie slit.|
|...just head to toe; so unreal.|
|Now, her dress was kinda ugly to me, but I have never noticed how stunning she is until she snipped that hair off. Zendaya was reborn.|
|I was going to show her red carpet shot instead, but this is so bossed up I can't even express my feelings. Kim just looks like an empress sitting amongst peasants and I'm living for it.|
|Finally, the belle of the ball in the gowniest of gowns, Rihanna never fails to amaze me...|
|...even the sweet, lightly tousled styling was so epic...|
|...such a historical fashion moment.|
...and now, the not so wonderful...going from least offensive to WTF:
|...I'm pretty sure this dress wasn't done.|
|It's like she went back to her "Can't be Tamed" wardrobe...|
|She straight up has man face and this looks like a horrendous prom gown.|
|I love her so so much and this just made me a little sad.|
|It's interesting because if this hair had been on a black woman with natural hair, it would have been beautiful...interesting and disgustingly ironic. Photo credit.|
|WHO ASKED FOR IT?|
Although there were some wonderful highlights, I would have loved to see more new artists that I have never seen before or heard of, instead artists I haven’t heard from or didn’t care to see. However, if we focus on the positive: Beck, who has been around since Beyoncé was singing “no no no no no”, provided Kanye with the opportunity to pull his first Kanye of 2015; Obama got people talking about violence against women despite the presence of NFL players presenting and Chris Brown being nominated; and finally, Iggy did not win anything so that’s a victory for us all. Overall, leaps and bounds better than last year and definitely exciting enough to build anticipation for the next one.