Grammy Awards 2018: White roses spotted on red carpet thanks to Time's Up initiative

Lady Gaga, The Chainsmokers, Kelly Clarkson and host James Corden wore roses.

The gesture is in honor of Time's Up, which aims to spark conversation around "equality and safety in the workplace," music executive Karen Rait said ahead of the ceremony.

"It represents hope and peace and sympathy and resistance," she said. "Those are lovely things for every human to encompass."

Cindy Lauper said she was holding a white rose because she believes "equity in the workforce will help not just women but men, too."

"I hope we get better and I just hope we keep striving forward for equality for absolutely everyone," he said on "E! Live." "Being a gay man, we need that as a community and the world needs it now."