It appeared the Grammy’s was all about women coming together and uplifting during the show – however, the production did anything but.
According to Variety, all male performers who were nominated in the category of Album of the Year were asked to perform with solos. However, Lorde, who was the only female of the category, was only given the opportunity to perform IF she sang a tribute to Tom Petty.
Sure, it would be an amazing honor, but could a male not have also had the offer? Why did Lorde need to perform with a dude? Clearly, this has lead to confusion and has sparked Twitter drama.
Of the 8999 people nominated for Grammy awards the last six years, only 9% have been women. People were also outraged that Ed Sheeran won over Kesha, who poured her heart and soul into her song and album.
“It’s crazy I’m the only woman in my category, and I feel very proud of that. I’m wearing that mantle for sure,” explained Lorde to Billboard. “But I’m also stoked that I’m in there with four incredible artists of color — it’s a big moment for the Grammys. It’s exciting when these institutions move in the right way. To me, that is a huge.”
One thing’s for sure, if you haven’t yet watched Kesha’s goose bump performance, you need to immediately. Who run the world?! Girls! Maybe they’ll get it next year … until then, we’ll fight the good fight!