2018 Grammys Open Post: Hosted by Jay-Z vs. the Stable Genius

Jay Z heads to the 2018 Roc Nation Brunch

I keep forgetting that this year’s Grammy Awards are being held in New York rather than LA. I don’t know how to feel about that! It will be a change, for sure, and it will probably be more exciting, but I had gotten used to the LA-vibes of the Grammys. These are photos of Jay-Z and Beyonce attending some of the pre-Grammy events this weekend in New York. There was a big Roc Nation party at the World Trade Center, and then there was a “Grammy Salute to Industry Icons” event Saturday evening.

Jay-Z’s 4:44 is nominated for seven Grammys tonight, including Album of the Year. I’ve read a couple of Grammy-prediction pieces and it seems like Bruno Mars is actually coming into the awards show as the favorite. Considering how the Grammys f–ked up the Beyonce/Adele issue last year, I have no idea how everything will pan out. I want to believe Jay-Z has a real shot at Album of the Year, but God knows. It will probably go to Lorde!!

Meanwhile, Jay-Z also appeared on Van Jones’ new CNN show. Here’s one clip, where he talks about his family and politics and how much he hates Donald Trump (skip ahead to around the six-minute mark for the Trump part).

And since Jay-Z spoke eloquently about why Trump is terrible, Trump attacked him on Twitter. I bet Eminem is so mad that Trump won’t say one word about him.

Sigh… this is our world. Anyway, Celebitchy and I will be tweeting throughout the Grammys and we’ll have full fashion and awards coverage tomorrow, starting bright and early. You can follow me here @KaiseratCB and follow CB here @Celebitchy.

Beyonce and Jay Z celebrate after the Grammy Salute to Industry Icons Honoring Jay-Z

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  1. Cher says:

    What policies?

  2. BCity says:

    “Bird-ass Bigly I don’t mean to ruffle y’all!” 😂

  3. Shelley says:

    He forgot that black unemployment began to fall under Obama and has continued. What orange bigly left out? Black unemployment is still 2x as Whites, if he fixes that then may be that can be a real discussion!

    • Nicole says:

      well he didn’t forget. its not unusual for people to take credit for things black people do. honestly that’s the least shocking thing about this story

      • zuzusgirl says:

        It’s also not unusual for the standing President to take credit for things started by the last administration. They all do it.

      • Helenw says:

        It is quite common and nothing racial about it. I’ve seen countless situations when people take credit for sth they didn’t do. Heck, everyone’s colleagues have done it at least once. Silent acceptance of tne congratulations without a word about someone else actually doing the job. Orangey is just at a higher level and more arrogant but the attitude is quite common and goes beyond race and colour.

    • Lela says:

      Trump tweeting “Black Unemployment” irks me, there’s just something not right about him phrasing it that way, it seems almost……I don’t know, like an afterthought and slightly racist, if he had said “Unemployment of African Americans” or formalized it some other way it would not bother me so much, but the way he just stated that makes it seem more like a “those blacks have jobs so STFU”

  4. JosieH says:

    Well, both Trump and Jay-Z like to stray, so I guess they deserve each other. Feel bad for their wives.

    • ORIGINAL T.C. says:

      Not a Jay Z fan but in that same interview he confessed that he was a cheater and almost lost his wife because of it. Agent orange calls all reports of his cheating as fake news.

    • whatWHAT? says:

      both cheaters, and yet Orangina gets a “mulligan” from the evangelical leaders and voters. I wonder if they’d be so quick with their forgiveness and “mulligan” for JayZ?

      what? no? you think not? why, it’s almost like they use their religion to mask their bigotry!

      *clutches pearls*

  5. Skins says:

    Any good rock ‘n roll bands playing tonight? Nah, probably not

  6. Nello says:

    I like Jay’s hair. It makes him look younger. Love Bey’s shoes!!! They sure are trying to hide their twins. I just had to Google their names! I never forgot Blue Ivy’s name.

  7. Nicole says:

    Dang I’m hoping kendrick’s performance gets its own post. Because he put America all the way on blast

  8. SCF says:

    i like Kendrick’s music but he’s a bit of a God botherer.

  9. Mollie says:

    Oh my gosh! I cried after Kesha’s performance!

    • Guest says:

      Powerful – I cried during and after

      • Lahdidahbaby says:

        I cried too, because we’re more than half of humanity around the world and yet we still have to demand our rights. The time for asking is over. It was a powerful moment to see women united like that, and men not daring to do anything but listen and respect.

      • B n A fn says:

        Me 2.
        I was happy they basically ignored the Con man in chief. I believed his name was mentioned twice. I bet he was waiting to hear his name all night and the ignored his ass.

    • Lex says:

      Hoping for her ongoing success! That song gives me chills.

      Would love to watch her live, and with Macklemore – what fun!

  10. Lahdidahbaby says:

    I love Pink, love her wild heart.

  11. Nev says:

    Loved Rihanna she was having a ball.

  12. Lorelai says:

    Who would have thought that Hillary would steal the show?!

    • amy says:

      Sorry am sick of Hillary. I supported her and everything but maybe other women can step in there. We appreciate the work she had done but maybe like Moses she wasn’t meant to get us to the promised land and that is ok. There are plenty of other women who are brilliant and unfortunately she it too divisive a figure.

      • robyn says:

        I’m sick that more white women didn’t vote for Hillary. She has a right to show up anywhere she wants. I’d rather hear her talk instead of that p*ssygrabbing lout. Hillary is not taking anything away from any other woman or man who wants to get in the ring, in fact she encourages it.

      • MeNina says:

        Dole, Gore,McCain, Romney- all of these figures who lost an election have poked fun publicly at their status, wrote books, didn’t have to hide from public view. No one said that other men deserved their attention instead. Why does Clinton have to go in hiding? She’s forever tied to Trump, at least she can laugh about it.

      • amy says:

        not true all those figures disappeared for years. Except Mccain who was in congress.

      • Snazzy says:

        I hope Hillary is everywhere, forever, getting all the love and recognition. She won the popular vote but was robbed (a) because she was a woman and (b) there was a man of colour in the office for 8 years before her so there was no way that the racist bigots out there were going to have another person in power they could not control.

        So ya, be sick of it if you want, I hope to see her everywhere. Never let them forget

      • magnoliarose says:

        I am too. It is time to turn the page and let a younger woman of color take center stage now.
        No other leaders can emerge, and it isn’t like she is running again so why is she is still out there all the time? She had a right to speak and write her book and make some appearances but between 45 tweeting about her all the time and things like this we can’t move on. She is a polarizing figure for a multitude of reasons, but I am not interested in prosecuting 2016 anymore. I miss Michelle. Not Hillary.
        This is not good for the midterms or for 2020.
        I don’t understand why this doesn’t seem to resonate. It is not about emotions it is about winning and getting rid of the Tangerine Teletubby running amok in DC.

      • MeNina says:

        Amy, you’re incorrect. Dole did viagra commercials for God’s sake, Romney did a celebrity boxing match for charity. Both of these men have joked publicly about their losing status, because they, including McCain, had a sense of humor. None of these guys hid away after losing. Romney straight shit talked about trump too publicly. I mean , please- you’re holding her to a different standard that is baseless in terms of precedence.

  13. Suzy says:

    #Bey is not wearing a wedding ring in any#Grammy photos

  14. NLopez says:

    Love Bruno, but Despacito shouldve won

  15. Oliviajoy1995 says:

    It’s funny Trump NEVER retaliates against Eminem and Eminem has said some really nasty things about Trump. I think Trump is scared of him.