Highs and lows of the 2017 Grammys

A Tribe Called Quest set off political fireworks with its Grammy performance, and Adele restarted her tribute to George Michael.
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Guy, talking a little super bowl over here. Yeah. Cindi, how are you? Great. How are you? Doing just fine. How about the grammys last night. I thought it was a great show. Uh-huh. So we are back with a special edition of our big board with Larry Hackett, our good friend, Cindi live, here as well and she's here at the table, Jesse is still in L.A. Could not get -- couldn't get a flight out, right? You were caught up in the excitement of what was going on last night. It seemed to be that it was some political moments and there was one in particular when we had Busta rhimes, what he said. I just want to thank president agent Orange for perpetuating all of the evil that you've been perpetuating throughout the United States. I want to thank president agent Orange for the most successful attempt at the Muslim ban. When we come together, we the people. We the people. We the people. Hey, Jesse, you were there. What was the reaction to that? Well, definitely got a reaction, robin. You could hear the crowd. There were screams and applause from the audience and almost at times seemed to energize the crowd. The grammys known for being at times controversial but other subtle nods. Presenting the first award, J. Lo quoted the author Toni Morrison. Alicia keys tweeted the word equality. And, of course, there was Katy Perry while performing her single "Chained to the rhythm" wore that armband with the word persist and ended with the projected image of the constitution up and final words being, no hate so I think people will remember the 59th grammys for the incredible performances but also maybe the subtle and not so subtle references to the current political climate. And Cindi, some people expected this to be the most politically charged grammys ever. Absolutely. Do you think it lived up to the hype. Absolutely. It's in the middle of an awards season and we're seeing it. Meryl Streep's fiery speech at the golden globes. Joy villa wearing a dress that said make America great again. All that having said, the most lasting political moment, political in a different way was Adele dedicating her award to Beyonce, acknowledging that in this year where themes of racial justice and equality really were center stage that "Lemonade" explored all of those issues may have deserved a win saying what a lot of people on social media were also saying, I think that was really powerful and I noticed a tweet afterwards that said, listen, "Lemonade" is a move many. You can't top a movement. Wonderful how she called out Beyonce and you could tell it really meant a lot to Beyonce she said what she did. Chance the rapper making a little history himself. For a guy that doesn't sell cds. Exactly. So what does that say. It's recognition by the tri there is a new way to consume music and a recognition young people will do this for different kinds of ways. Adele who really saved the music industry by selling all of those cds and chance who is completely the opposite but it's recognition that things change and the industry has to keep up with that and, you know, recognize people consume things in a different kind of way. He was so happy. Unbelievable. He thought maybe one but then to get to three like he did and what he said. His song "No problem" so this morning, no problem taking his grammys. There are a lot of powerful moments. One of the biggest moments being Adele in the middle of her song, tribute to George Michael, she stop, restarts and it was a moving performance, Jesse, at the end of the day but she prepared herself for a moment like this. Yeah, you're right. You remember last year at the grammys while performing her single "All I ask" Adele experienced audio issues when the piano Mikes actually fell into the piano and Adele tried to power through but she admitted later to being upset and later would go on the "Ellen" show and explain what she would do if she experienced the mishap again. I'm going to stop. Sorry, that's not working for me. If we have time to do it, otherwise, bye. And she did. She felt that -- It's a live show. That's what's great. People tune in to live shows and sporting events but want to see things like this. It makes it real. Reaction from everybody was like, keeping it real. Positive. She said I'm doing this for George Michael. You know, I'm such a fan. I want to do it right for him. That just made it so much more emotional. And -- A grow. Thank you all, Jesse, come on

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