Grammys Hit Sour Note For Some Nominees
There is huge controversy over the Grammy Awards!
Popular Christian Gospel singer Natalie Grant stormed out of the show in protest. The singer posted on Facebook: "We left the Grammy’s early. I've many thoughts about the show tonight, most of which are probably better left inside my head."
Grant declined to be specific about what upset her so much: "I never pointed out any one particular performance, I only said I had many thoughts about the entire show."
The show was loaded with edgy acts that could have upset Grant, such as Katy Perry’s performance with demons onstage, in which she used a broomstick like a witch and gets burned at the stake in the end.
Then there was Beyoncé's overtly sexual performance in that racy black bodysuit, and the mass wedding ceremony presided over by Queen Latifah and Madonna that included a number of gay couples.
Natalie Grant's walkout was a hot topic on The View. Sherri Shepherd said, "I applaud her. She has a right to walk out."
And there's more Grammy controversy over Jay Z’s lyrics from the song he sang with his wife, Beyoncé, called “Drunk in Love.” One of the lyrics is, "Eat the cake, Anna Mae!" That's a reference to this famous and brutal scene from the 1993 biopic about Tina Turner, What's Love Got To Do With It, in which an abusive Ike Turner forces Tina, whose real name is Anna Mae, to eat cake!
The lyric prompted angry responses from viewers. One person said, "Shame on both of them for turning a serious situation like domestic abuse into a joke."
And still more controversy as celebs started for the exit doors and credits were rolling before rock-n-roll legends Nine Inch Nails, Queens of the Stone Age, Dave Grohl, and Lindsey Buckingham could finish their performance, prompting Nine Inch Nails frontman Trent Reznor to tweet: "Music's biggest night...to be disrespected. A heartfelt [expletive] you guys."
Despite the controversies, or maybe because of them, the Grammy ratings were through the roof, with 28.5 million viewers, beating both the Golden Globes with 20.9 million and the Emmys with 17.8 million viewers.