Blue Ivy’s Boss Move & RiRi’s Get Down: Grammys 2018 Top Five Moments in Memes
by G. Brown
Sunday night’s 60th Grammy Awards spectacle wasn’t exactly must see TV with 20% fewer viewers than 2017’s show. That huge drop adds up to what some are saying is an all-time audience low. Still, the show must go on…and those who did tune in found a feast for their eyes and ears.
Kendrick Lamar, Cardi B, JayZ, Bruno Mars…all the top singers, rappers and those with the juice were there and spent more than three hours giving their best or at least best try on music’s big night. We can’t replay it all, but we can condense some of the best moments of into some of our fave memes and gifs compliments of social media. So without further ado, from the least to the best here are TRN’s Top Grammy 2018 Moments in Memes…
#5 Cardi B in Living Color The rapper has clearly made enough money moves to go beyond ” ..red bottoms, these is blood shoes” to add a few more colors to her palette as evidenced when she hit the stage with the night’s golden boy Bruno Mars for their performance of “Finesse”. Their performance wasn’t quite as eye catching as Cardi’s outfit which included some “Bodak Yellow” and..well all the colors, just all the colors. Social media quickly seized the moment to a fashion review…
— The Superman of Earth-216 (@KryptonianBlerd) January 29, 2018
— secret agent cody banks (@yodellingmama) January 29, 2018
#4 Rhinna’s Dancing Gave Internet some “Wild Thoughts” It’s rare to see the princess of hip hop get down in a live performance. So when RiRi cut loose during her performance of “Wild Thoughts”, fans just couldn’t handle the delight with one poster marking the moment saying, “In 20 years, we’ll probably change the word ‘sexy’ to Rihanna, example, “wow, you look very Rihanna, tonight“. Here’s what some other fans thought of RiRi’s performance…
when you have to call someone you don’t want to talk to and the voicemail picks up pic.twitter.com/iRNiHiVjd4
— Tracy Boomeisha-Ann Clayton (@brokeymcpoverty) January 29, 2018
— Meg Lewis (@_meglew) January 29, 2018
#3 Blue Ivy’s Running Things It was supposed to be JayZ’s big night with eight noms total for his “4:44” album. But instead JayZ left empty handed with a total awards shut out while Bruno Mars walking away with the night’s biggest acquisition of Grammys(six total). JayZ and wife Beyonce suffered another lost of the spotlight to their daughter Blue Ivy who seemed to be telling her parents at one point to bring it down and bring it in. We don’t know what she was really doing here, but we loved it and so did the internet.
Blue Ivy was like “no no I will give the signal to clap” 😂 pic.twitter.com/6BqLqutKYY
— Jasmine (@JasmineLWatkins) January 29, 2018
Wow, I’m sort of impressed and intimidated by a 5 year old.
— superduperjes (@superduperjes) January 29, 2018
Literally lmfaooo 😂 😂 😂
Cause it’s apparent who really running the show. I can’t with y’all…
— ONEL💜VE 🌌80K (@RN1814) January 29, 2018
#2 Janelle Monae Time’s Up The music, fun and laughter were wedged in between some serious moments that took a hard look at a number of political issues. Singer, actress Janelle Monae gave us one of those moments with her moving speech and broader perspective on the #Time’s Up movement expanding the crusade to every injustice including sexual harassment and inequality everywhere…
Janelle Monae: “We say Times Up for pay inequality, times’ up for discrimination, time’s up for harassment, and time’s up for the abuse of power. Because you see it’s not just going on in Hollywood, or in Washington, it’s right here as well.”#GRAMMYspic.twitter.com/peTJfsKMRO
— Remove Trump Now (@KaniJJackson) January 29, 2018
@JanelleMonae is a national treasure. Singer, actress, activist, music mogul. An amazing role model for anyone!
— Legato2057 (@legato2057) January 29, 2018
I needed this today
— Erline (Spice) Mckenzie (@ErlineMckenzie1) January 29, 2018
#1 Kendrick Lamar, Dave Chappelle- Rage Against Racism He doesn’t rap or sing, but comedian Dave Chappelle’s humor always has a message. Chappelle walked away with the Best Comedy Album award for “The Age of Spin & Deep in the Heart of Texas” for which he said “I am honored to win an award, finally“. That was his most memorable speech of the night rather it was his interlude during Kendrick Lamar’s opening performance with U2 on racism that got the internet buzzing. Chappelle observed at one interval, “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,” he said. “Sorry for the interruption. Please continue.”
— The FADER (@thefader) January 29, 2018
That was a PERFECT interlude from Dave Chapelle. I want that on a t-shirt! #GRAMMYs
— Shanelle Gabriel (@ShanelleG) January 29, 2018