Grammy political references come in pre-planned moments

/ 11:37 AM January 29, 2018

Hillary Clinton appears on screen reading an excerpt from the book “Fire and Fury” during a skit at the 60th annual Grammy Awards at Madison Square Garden on Sunday, January 28, 2018, in New York. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)


NEW YORK — Sexual misconduct, gun violence, the dreamers and Donald Trump were all referenced on the Grammy Awards stage in pre-planned segments on Sunday.


Hillary Clinton made a surprise appearance. In a pre-taped skit, host James Corden “auditioned” celebrities including former Trump opponent Clinton to read passages from Michael Wolff’s best-seller, “Fire and Fury.”

Singer Camila Cabello spoke in favor of protections for immigrants brought to the United States as children.


Singer Janelle Monae spoke up for women’s rights in an introduction to Kesha’s performance of her song “Praying,” which is about fighting back against mistreatment.

Three country artists who performed at the Las Vegas country music festival that was the sight of a mass shooting in October sang Eric Clapton’s “Tears in Heaven.”   /kga

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