NEW YORK – Grammy winner Hillary Clinton returned to the awards on Sunday with a role she seems to have enjoyed.
She was a surprise guest in a comedy segment of host James Corden, in which he supposedly auditioned for the recording of a spoken album of Michael Wolff’s popular book about President Donald Trump’s government, “Fire and Fury.”
John Legend, Cher, Snoop Dogg, Cardi B and DJ Khaled also auditioned for Corden. The last candidate started with the book covering her face, which she reveal it, yup, it was Clinton.
After reading, Corden enthusiastically told her that she was perfect for the job.
“Do you think?” Said the Trump contender in the 2016 election. “Is the Grammy guarenteed?”
Clinton won the Grammy in 1997 for her audio book “It Takes a Village.”
Not everyone was happy with the reading.
United States Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Halley tweeted that it ruined her Grammy experience.
“I’ve always loved the Grammys, but the artists who read the book ‘Fire and Fury’ ruined it,” she tweeted. “Do not spoil the wonderful music with trash. Some of us love music without politics entering it. “
Producer Ken Ehrlich said behind the scenes that Corden and his producers convinced Clinton to participate. They sent the script and a few days later Clinton accepted.
Neil Portnow, president of the Recording Academy, told The Conspiracy Talk News team that he felt Clinton’s participation was more satirical than political.
“The fragments that were read from the book were not really political,” he said. “We have a history of pointing out funny and unusual things about our leadership.”
That was not the only political moment in the awards.
All were meticulously planned, like the segment recorded by Clinton.
Three country artists who participated in the music festival in which a massive shooting took place in Las Vegas in October performed a moving version of “Tears in Heaven” by Eric Clapton. Eric Church, Maren Morris and Brothers Osborne sang while the names of the victims appeared in the background.
Singer Janelle Monae spoke in favor of women’s rights when presenting Kesha’s interpretation of “Praying”, a song about the fight against abuse. Kesha accused his former producer Dr. Luke of sexual abuse.
The charges were later dropped, but the song is an obvious reference to his battle.
On stage, the singer was accompanied by about a dozen female singers who supported her.
“For those who dare to try to silence us, we offer these words: time is up,” said Monae.
Rapper Logic performed a song to raise awareness about suicide prevention accompanied by Alessia Cara and Khalid. “Black is beautiful, hate is horrible,” he said at the end of his performance.
Camila Cabello, daughter of a Cuban-Mexican couple who came to the United States when she was a girl, spoke in favor of providing legal protection to the so-called “dreamers“, young people who like her, immigrated to the country as children.
“This country was built by dreamers for dreamers,” said Cabello, who introduced the U2 band.
The Irish band pre-recorded their interpretation of “Get Out of Your Own Way”, on a barge on the Hudson River from where you could see the Statue of Liberty. Photo taken by Matt Sayles