Welcome to a special Grammys Edition of The Scroll, where we keep you up-to-date with all the latest moments currently breaking the internet.
Oh Great, Another Taylor Swift Album
Acknowledging her devoted fan base while accepting her 13th Grammy Award for Best Pop Album, Taylor Swift unveiled a delightful secret she has been quietly keeping for two long years. Brace yourselves: the secret is that even more T-Swift music is headed your way. Tortured Poet's Department, her new album, is set to grace (or, perhaps offend, depending on your perspective) our collective ears on April 19.
Who’s That Girl?
Looks like she’s just as good at reinventing herself as her father. Paris Jackson, daughter of the late Michael Jackson, unveiled a transformative look at the 2024 Grammys, leaving onlookers doing a double-take as she looked practically unrecognizable. The model, actress, and singer, typically celebrated for her distinctive tattoos, presented a strikingly different appearance. Gracing the red carpet, Jackson was a vision in a strapless, cutout black gown, her skin appearing immaculately ink-free. In a stroke of marketing brilliance, Cover FX collaborated with Jackson to ingeniously conceal her extensive collection of tattoos — over 80 in total. We’re sold. If it can handle all that ink, surely it can tackle our Monday morning under-eye circles.
Dua and Dad’s Date Night
For her appearance at the 2024 Grammys, the sensational Dua Lipa donned a silver dress courtesy of Courrèges, meticulously tailored to her unique style sensibilities with a plunging neckline and strategically placed cutouts. The custom-made gown was complemented with her fiery locks cascading freely in soft waves, as well as her choice of opulent jewelry curated by Tiffany. Yet, amidst all her stunning adornments, the most heartwarming accessory of the evening was none other than her father, Dukagjin Lipa, who accompanied her on this momentous occasion. Lesson learned: You can wear all the Tiffany diamonds in the world, but sometimes your best accessory is the person by your side.
Nicki Minaj’s Grammys Curse Continues
The 66th Grammy Awards had quite a tumultuous start – even before the ceremony itself started.
Here's the scoop: The Recording Academy, in its quest to streamline the televised event, occasionally doles out some of the coveted trophies before the show actually begins. Among these early awards was the prestigious Best Rap Song, originally granted to Nicki Minaj and Ice Spice for their chart-topping track ‘Barbie World’ – an unequivocal triumph for the talented rappers. However, the moment of glory was fleeting, as the Recording Academy seemingly had a change of heart, swiftly deleting their initial congratulatory tweet and replacing it with a different one asserting that Killer Mike had emerged as the genuine victor of the coveted trophy.
Numerous reputable sources are now confirming Killer Mike as the legitimate recipient of the esteemed Grammy, leaving Nicki Minaj and Ice Spice, it seems, with nothing but dashed hopes. Nicki Minaj, a seasoned nominee, has now amassed a staggering 12 Grammy nominations without a single win to her name. Yet, if there's anyone feeling the heartache more profoundly than Minaj herself, it's her devoted fan base, who have set the hashtag #Scammys trending across social media, asserting that the Recording Academy manipulated the results in response to Nicki's ongoing feud with Megan Thee Stallion. The drama continues to unfold. We’ll just sit right here and ask you to please pass the popcorn.
Miley Cyrus Ad Libs During ‘Flowers’
Miley Cyrus, having won her first-ever Grammy moments before, took to the mic on the Grammys stage for her debut TV performance of her chart-topping hit, ‘Flowers’. Beating out Doja Cat, Billie Eilish, Olivia Rodrigo, and Taylor Swift for the Best Pop Solo award, Cyrus began to ad lib during her performance, first asking why the crowd is “pretending you don’t know the words to the song”. She then cheekily added: “But I did” after the line “I didn’t want to leave you,” and “But we did, a lot” after the line “I didn’t want to fight”. The performance reached its crescendo with a profoundly moving finale, as Cyrus belted out the lyrics, "Started to cry, but then remembered I... JUST WON MY FIRST GRAMMY!!!" In a brilliant twist of fate, it seems winning a Grammy for a breakup anthem is the ultimate closure.
Jay-Z Gets Really, Really Honest
Clinching the honor of winning this year’s Dr. Dre Global Impact Award, Jay-Z graced the stage with his daughter, Blue Ivy. Amidst his moving speech, he cast a glance towards his wife Beyoncé, saying, “I don’t want to embarrass this young lady, but she has won the most number of Grammys out of anyone, but still hasn’t won Album of the Year. There’s something wrong with that.” He went on to offer a candid reflection on the evening's proceedings: “Some of you will go home feeling like you got robbed, some of you will get robbed, and some of you don’t even belong in the category.” His words, both raw and honest, struck a chord with the audience, underscoring the complexity and depth of the music industry’s most-coveted accolades.
Billie Eilish and Finneas Win Song of the Year (and Our Hearts)
Billie Eilish and Finneas emerged at the Grammys as the beacons of both talent and humility. The sibling duo was honored with the Song of the Year award for their introspective track ‘What Was I Made For’ from the Barbie movie.
Eilish, known for her evocative vocals and enigmatic presence, responded to their win with a candid disbelief that resonated with her fans. "Not a chance," she remarked as she contemplated the formidable talent amongst the other nominees. Standing at the podium, she continued with a cascade of genuine reactions: "Yikes!", "This is nuts", and "This is silly, I'm not supposed to be here," encapsulating the surreal nature of their continued ascent in the music world.
Finneas, the architectural mastermind behind the duo's lyrical journey, echoed his sister's humble sentiments with a reflective, "It’s hard to feel deserving, ever." As they stood together, their humility outshone even the golden gramophones — a reminder that in the heart of artistry, there is a purity that fame cannot tarnish.