Cardi B Sends A Message To Mac Miller After Her Grammy Win: ‘I’m Sharing This With You’

Cardi B isn’t keeping her Grammy for Best Rap Album all to herself.

The Bronx MC made history as the first female solo artist to ever win in that category, but after her flustered acceptance speech, she revealed she’s sharing the award with the late Mac Miller. In a backstage video from Sunday night (February 10), Cardi ecstatically thanked her family and fans before shouting out Miller, whose fifth and final album, Swimming, was nominated against her breakout LP, Invasion of Privacy.

“You wanna know something? I read an article that Mac Miller’s family said that if he don’t win, they wanted me to win, so I’m sharing this Grammy with you, motherfucker,” Cardi said. “Rest in peace! And thank you, everybody.”

Cardi is referring to Us Weekly‘s report that Miller’s family was rooting for Cardi B to win if he didn’t. A source close to the family told the outlet in January that they were “so moved when his nomination was announced. They are really hopeful that the Recording Academy will honor what they believe to be the most important and impactful rap album of the year. It will be a bittersweet moment for them if Malcolm wins. And if he doesn’t, they’re rooting for Cardi B.”

On Twitter, Cardi reiterated the love for Miller by sharing a screenshot of the article and writing to him, “WE WON A FUCKIN GRAMMY.”

Though he didn’t win, Miller was honored during the show’s In Memoriam segment. Even so, his ex Ariana Grande expressed her disappointment that the Recording Academy did not award the rapper, especially after his parents were invited to the show. In a series of since-deleted tweets, she wrote “trash” and “literal bullshit,” adding that she was “very upset” Miller lost while his parents were in attendance.

The thank u, next singer later clarified that she had nothing against Cardi B winning the award. In more now-deleted tweets, she said that her vulgar reaction was not directed to Cardi but to the Academy, who she already butted heads with over her own performance. “Nothing to do w her. Good for her. I promise. I’m sorry,” she wrote.

But don’t worry: Ari ended her night — which saw her win a Grammy of her own — on a “super grateful” note:

St. Vincent Delivers A Haunting Vision Of The Future In ‘Masseduction’

St. Vincent‘s new video for ‘MASSEDUCTION’ makes little sense when you’re watching it, so don’t try too hard to search for a larger meaning. After snagging two trophies at the 61st Grammy Awards last night, with one being Best Rock Song for this very tune, the singer decided to let loose the accompanying visual today that’s extremely creepy. Take a look at the doomsday-themed video below.

“MASSEDUCTION”‘s video has a ton of random moving parts that come together for a dystopian package. Over the course of its near-four minute run time, you’ll be exposed to the kind of visual content that would send post-apocalyptic enthusiasts into sensory overload; there’s the singer’s head being held up by hands while pink rings radiate from inside of it, dancing, faceless figures clad in orange jumpsuits scarier than any horror movie villains of the last decade, and a nuclear bomb’s mushroom cloud looming in the background as an imposing presence. St. Vincent’s funky tune connects these pieces together, creating a haunting, cataclysmic experience of time, down the line, that has went awry.

In addition to picking up the trophy for Best Rock Song last night, St. Vincent performed the futuristic tune with Dua Lipa on the Grammy stage in all of its peculiar splendor. Her 2017 album of the same name also won the award for Best Recording Package.

Kacey Musgraves Heals Your Sadness With A Room Full Of Flowers In ‘Rainbow’ Video

Kacey Musgraves had a legendary night at the 61st Grammy Awards with her performance of “Rainbow” from her 2018 album, Golden Hour. Soon after, she released the video for the record that’s both peaceful and soothing with its warm barrage of colors and obsession with flowers. Check it out below, take a load off.

The video spends its time showing various people in different stages of sadness. There’s the guy with a sea of empty alcohol bottles in front of him, a single mother dealing with a crying baby, an older woman washing a teacup while looking beyond her house for something bigger to be a part of, and others in need of more than just a hug.

While these people bask in sorrow, Kacey is revealed to be the shining light singing her uplifting tune, gently asking the people to look on the brighter side of things. The lightning of the video is by far the most compelling part, illuminating different parts of the scenes with the colors of the rainbow. The video ends with a serene scene; Musgraves sits inside a room filled with beautiful flowers and lush vegetation. It’s the visual version of having your shoulders rubbed after a long day at work.

Last night, Musgraves’ Golden Hour won Best Country Album and Album of the Year at the Grammys. In addition to these two enormous awards, Musgraves snagged the trophies for Best Country Solo Performance for “Butterflies” and Best Country Song for “Space Cowboy.” She also took the stage and paid tribute to Dolly Parton.

Offset Releases Footage of Cardi B Giving Birth in New Album Trailer

At long last, Offset‘s oft-delayed debut solo studio album is finally around the corner. He took things a different direction from either of his Migos cohorts with the promotion of his new LP. Instead of releasing singles ahead of the project and letting the music do the talking, he’s shared a promotional trailer that features previously unseen footage of Cardi B giving birth to their daughter Kulture. Yeah, it’s that weird when you actually sit down to watch it. Find out for yourself below.

To keep it fair, the 45-second clip is pretty tasteful. There’s a smooth piano playing in the background with some footage of Offset doing what he does best; performing at sold-out venues, counting absurdly large stacks of money, and laying down fresh verses in the studio – the divine trinity of rap tasks. With 15 seconds left though, it abruptly cuts to Cardi’s face while she’s in excruciating pain, trying to push Kulture out of her body while family and a team of doctors surround her. Inexplicably, the instrumental gets louder as her screams grow in intensity, all the while the doctors tell her to push harder. Suddenly, the camera shifts to Offset who’s standing on the side of the bed, staring at the camera as if he’s in an episode of The Office. The release date is then revealed to be February 22.

Offset’s mind-boggling trailer came shortly after he appeared with Cardi at the Grammys where he stood in the audience watching her performMoney” with his tongue out. He looked like a wolf that spotted prey after a long night of hunting. It finally seems like things have settled down in their household. Just two months ago, Offset crashed the stage at Rolling Loud where Cardi performed, to ask for her forgiveness following their split.

‘This Is America’ Won Two Huge Grammys — But Donald Glover Was Nowhere To Be Found

On May 5, 2018, Childish Gambino dropped what quickly became his signature song and visual accompaniment, a protest tune called “This Is America” whose video blended iconic dance moves and maniacal stares with senseless violence. It was a melange of the country that birthed it.

The song got huge, so huge that it ended up nominated for four Grammy awards — Record of the Year, Song of the Year, Best Rap/Sung Performance, Best Music Video. Sunday night (February 10), it won them all. But the man at the center of its creation, Donald Glover, wasn’t around to access any of the awards. He skipped out on the ceremony altogether.

Grammys host Alicia Keys and presenter John Mayer accepted Song of the Year (one of the so-called Big Four awards) on his behalf earlier in the night. But when it came time to celebrate for Record of the Year (another Big Four category, one that honors the song in all its technical, behind-the-scenes assembly), co-writer Ludwig Göransson stepped up to the mic to share a few thoughts.

“Creating music with Childish Gambino has been one of the greatest joys of my life,” he said. “As a kid growing up in Sweden, loving American music, I always dreamed of migrating here, work with brilliant artists like Donald Glover. I really wish he was here with us right now because this is truly his vision and he deserves this credit.”

“No matter where you’re born or what country you’re from, you connect with ‘This Is America,'” Göransson continued. “It speaks to people. It connects right to your soul. It calls out injustice, celebrates life, and reunites us all at the same time.”

He also took time to thank 21 Savage, a two-time nominee who was absent from the Grammys due to being detained by ICE agents last week, and said he “should be here tonight.”

But it was Glover’s absence from the show itself that felt intentional — perhaps as a statement of protest, like the way Drake accepted Best Rap Song by calling into question the very notion of the Grammys as an institution. Or perhaps he was just busy.

As Pitchfork points out, “This Is America” is the first hip-hop song in history to win Song of the Year, a fact that pairs nicely with Cardi B’s milestone as the first solo female rapper to take home Best Rap Album.

The statues don’t lie: “This Is America” took home half of the Grammys’ Big Four awards on Sunday night, even if Glover wasn’t there to accept them. At least we got to see him dancing on a commercial during the telecast. Watch that clip below, then maybe go watch “This Is America” again. After all, it’s still time to celebrate.

Kacey Musgraves Is Queen Of The Grammys With Her ‘Really Crazy’ Album Of The Year Win

It’s Kacey Musgraves‘s golden hour at the Grammys.

After earning three awards earlier in the evening on Sunday (February 10), the country superstar took home the night’s top honor: Album of the Year. Her radiant Golden Hour bested some formidable competition that included Drake’s massive Scorpion, Cardi B’s breakout Invasion of Privacy, and the Kendrick Lamar-curated Black Panther: The Album.

Musgraves seemed more shocked than anyone as she took the stage, admitting, “It was unbelievable to even be in a category with such gigantic albums. Really brilliant works of art. It’s really crazy, but I’m very thankful.”

She continued, “And I know that winning this doesn’t make my album better than anyone else’s in that category. They’re all so good and life is pretty tumultuous right now for all of us. … And I feel that, because of that, art is really thriving and it’s been really beautiful to see that. Thank you for championing mine.”

Earlier in the evening, Musgraves gave a beautifully simple performance of her Golden Hour ballad “Rainbow,” then joined Katy Perry in a tribute to Dolly Parton alongside the legend herself. She also took home the awards for Best Country Album, Best Country Solo Performance for “Butterflies,” and Best Country Song for “Space Cowboy.” It was a show largely dominated by women, and Musgraves was queen of it all.

Cardi B Makes History As The First Solo Female Best Rap Album Grammy Winner

After a whirlwind breakout year and even greater success to begin her 2019, Cardi B can add the Recording Academy’s Best Rap Album to her list of legendary achievements. The record-breaking rapper took the stage at the 61st Grammy Awards with Offset by her side in utter amazement and accepted her accolade for her album Invasion of Privacy. She beat out Mac Miller‘s Swimming, Pusha-T‘s Daytona, Travis Scott‘s Astroworld, and Nipsey Hussle‘s Victory Lap.

From the second that Cardi stepped onto the stage to accept the award, she was a mess of nerves and tears. It took the steely calm smirk of Offset to help Cardi regain her composure as she worked to find the words to properly explain her feelings.

“Babe I can’t breathe,” she began, blinking back tears. “Oh, the nerves are so bad,” she said between gasps. “Maybe I need to start smoking weed.” The crowd erupted into laughter.

Of the laundry list of people that she went on to thank, her heartfelt mention of her daughter, Kulture, was the centerpiece of the moment, acknowledging her impending presence when she was pregnant as the catalyst of the inspiration to finish Invasion of Privacy. Cardi left the stage much calmer than before and content with her words.

Cardi was definitely out of breath from her mesmerizing and adventurous performance of “Money” earlier tonight. If she was on her way to regaining her energy following her musical number and acceptance speech, she might fall out again when she realizes that she’s the first female solo artist to win the Best Rap Album Grammy in history. Give this woman her crown already.

Dua Lipa Sends A Motivational Message During Her Grammy Speech: ‘I Believe In You’

Dua Lipa is officially two for two at the Grammys!

During the awards show on Sunday night (February 10), the 23-year-old was crowned Best New Artist, reigning supreme in a stacked category that also included H.E.R., Jorja Smith, Margo Price, Chloe x Halle, Luke Combs, Bebe Rexha, and Greta Van Fleet. After accepting the trophy from last year’s Best New Artist victor, Alessia Cara, Lipa fought back tears while thanking her fans, “who have allowed me to be the best version of myself.”

Lipa — who admitted she was “nervous and excited and grateful” to accept the honor — also acknowledged how cool it was to be nominated alongside so many stellar female artists. “I guess this year we’ve really stepped up,” she observed, referring to last year’s infamously ignorant “step up” comment about women in music.

The “New Rules” hitmaker ended her speech on a motivational note, preaching, “For anyone that hasn’t realized how special they are to have a different story, a different background, a name that honors their roots, because they just want to be normal, whatever the hell that means … never let that get in the way of you and your dreams because you deserve it. I’m proof that you can do whatever you put your mind to. I believe in you.”

Just minutes before accepting the award, Lipa shared the stage with St. Vincent, performing a medley of Vincent’s “MASSEDUCATION” and Lipa’s own “One Kiss.” The former shredded on guitar, the latter danced around seductively, and their matching haircuts were, naturally, on point.

Lipa’s other Grammy win — to which she had the cutest reaction ever — came during the pre-show, when her collaboration with Silk City (Diplo and Mark Ronson) won Best Dance Recording for “Electricity.” And thus, Lipa officially has a Grammy winning streak to her name!

Chloe x Halle Sounded As Perfect As Ever During Grammys Donny Hathaway Tribute

Four years after being signed to Beyoncé’s record label, Chloe x Halle are getting the recognition they deserve, one perfect performance at a time. That trend continued during their tribute to soul singer Donny Hathaway at the 61st Grammy Awards, as the 20- and 18-year-old sisters proved their vocal chops singing “Where Is The Love.”

Chloe x Halle first gained viral fame from their viral covers on YouTube, including “Pretty Hurts” by Beyoncé, in which the sisters consistently hit precise, complicated harmonies. With the release of their Best Urban Contemporary Album-nominated debut album, The Kids Are Alright, Chloe x Halle haven’t stopped those harmonies.

The sisters caused a stir just a week ago at Super Bowl LIII, before which they performed “America the Beautiful” for tens of millions of viewers nationwide. “I’m so proud of Chloe and Halle,” Beyoncé wrote on her Instagram, sharing their performance.

Even more people learned Chloe x Halle’s names tonight, as the duo burst further into the mainstream with their rendition of “Where Is The Love” by Roberta Flack and Donny Hathaway, 40 years after Hathaway’s untimely death. The original recording won a Grammy for Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals in 1973.

The duo didn’t miss a note – as per usual – and showed the audience why they also earned a nomination as this year’s Best New Artist, an award Dua Lipa won shortly after their performance.

“Thank you so much, Donny Hathaway,” the sisters said to end their tribute. “Your music lives on forever.”

Travis Scott’s Grammys Performance Was A Steel-Cage Match Of Him Against The World

Travis Scott is known for his explosive, utterly dynamic, and ambitious live performances. At the 2018 VMAs, he literally emerged from a massive golden head of his own image before setting the stage ablaze. And during his Astroworld live shows, he’s been known to recreate an entire theme park onstage, even going along for the ride. When he took the stage at the 2019 Grammys on Sunday night (February 10), it looked like he was actually taking things very slow this time — but that only lasted a moment.

Joined by James Blake and R&B singer Philip Bailey, the mood took a contemplative turn as the vocalists united for the downbeat “Stop Trying to Be God” and it looked like we were getting another side of Travis. Then, nearly just as quickly as we’d settled into that, the steel cage came down. And Travis found himself in the center.

The vibe shifted as soon as he launched into “No Bystanders,” and from the middle of the throng, Travis climbed the cage and jumped off of it — because this is Music’s Biggest Night™️, after all. This is the same man, by the way, who absolutely owned the Super Bowl halftime show just a week ago. What a time to be Travis Scott.

As supporters rushed the stage, surrounded him, and eventually carried him to a successful conclusion, it was clear: this night was meant as a cage match of Travis vs. the world. And he won.

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Travis was nominated for three Grammys this year: Best Rap Performance and Best Rap Song for “Sicko Mode,” and Best Rap Album for Astroworld, which he could end up going home with before the night is over. If he doesn’t, we’ll always have that cage match. And the best leap from the top of a steel structure since Mick Foley in 1998.