The Grammys were supposed to go so political this year, but that's not what happened for most of the dreadfully long show.
Yes, at the beginning, Jennifer Lopez made a goofy statement about performers needing to serve as voices at this particular point in history. She tried to be serious, acting as if the artists were desperately needed to lead the masses and to educate them. I'm not sure. It was just weird and kind of pathetic.
Katy Perry also got a little political at the very end of her performance, with a backdrop appearing of the Constitution, "We the People." I think she shouted, "No hate!" I'm on board with that message. I'm for the Constitution and against hate.
Beyonce read, with very little expression, an acceptance speech that was rambling. It was tinged with politics, I guess, but it certainly lacked passion and nothing approaching Meryl Streep stuff.
Chance the Rapper was perhaps the most controversial with his comments, thanking God profusely - seven times - in his short acceptance speech. He ended it shouting, "Glory be to God! I claim the victory in the name of the Lord! Let's go!"
Things did get unmistakably anti-Trump with A Tribe Called Quest, Busta Rhymes, and Anderson .Paak. They gave the Leftists the moment they wanted.
"President Agent Orange" was so childish. The black power salute was the black power salute.
That's free speech.
It was over. And that was that. Whatever.
I expect these outbursts. They really don't phase me. Same old same old.
None of it changes the election results. Trump is president and the Republicans have the House and Senate.
We the People.