What is supposed to be the biggest night in music, apparently wasn’t such a big deal for these stars. Rihanna, Lauryn Hill and Nicki Minaj all canceled their Grammy appearances last minute, and we’re like, what’s up with that?
Is this a form of Black girl protest? (#Grammyssowhite? But Kendrick just grabbed a handful of awards), Or mere coincidence?
Rihanna is the latest drop out because she allegedly got bronchitis, Jesus.
TMZ reports the “ANTI” artist showed up to rehearsals and left on doctor’s orders of vocal rest.
Nicki Minaj alerted her barbs she wouldn’t be performing in a recent IG post (don’t be fooled by the ‘mercial):
Now, Lauryn’s “no show,” albeit not surprising, caught the whole industry off guard. She reportedly rehearsed with The Weeknd and then when it was game time, she was nowhere to be found.
There was some twitter chatter inquiring as to what happened to Ms. Hill:
The Fader received a statement from Hill’s camp saying:
“The Grammys announced a performance by Ms. Lauryn Hill prematurely and without approval. Ms. Hill had concerts all weekend, leaving no time to prepare, and was uncertain she would even be able to make it to LA in time to rehearse for the event. Any performance that could have happened was never confirmed, and should not have been advertised as such. Ms. Hill was invited to do a collaboration with an artist she appreciates. The performance was intended to be a surprise and unfortunately due to its last minute nature, was unable to come to fruition.”
But wait…weren’t they rehearsing?
The show went on, even without this Black girl magic.
Red Carpet Rundown: 58th Annual Grammy Awards
1. Selena GomezSource:Getty 1 of 29
2. MC LyteSource:Getty 2 of 29
3. ZendayaSource:Getty 3 of 29
4. Z LaLaSource:Getty 4 of 29
5. Aaron LindseySource:Getty 5 of 29
6. Tammy Collins and Kirk FranklinSource:Getty 6 of 29
7. The InternetSource:Getty 7 of 29
8. Tori KellySource:Getty 8 of 29
9. Vanessa SimmonsSource:Getty 9 of 29
10. Carrie UnderwoodSource:Getty 10 of 29
11. Anoushka ShankarSource:Getty 11 of 29
12. Taylor SwiftSource:Getty 12 of 29
13. Taylor SwiftSource:Getty 13 of 29
14. Faith EvansSource:Getty 14 of 29
15. Giuliana RancicSource:Getty 15 of 29
16. Chrissy Teigen and John LegendSource:Getty 16 of 29
17. AdeleSource:Getty 17 of 29
18. The Weeknd and Bella HadidSource:Getty 18 of 29
19. Big SeanSource:Getty 19 of 29
20. Demi LovatoSource:Getty 20 of 29
21. Russell Wilson and CiaraSource:Getty 21 of 29
22. Ariana GrandeSource:Getty 22 of 29
23. Janelle MonaeSource:Getty 23 of 29
24. Lady GagaSource:Getty 24 of 29
25. Lady GagaSource:Getty 25 of 29
26. Wiz KhalifaSource:Getty 26 of 29
27. MyaSource:Getty 27 of 29
28. Justin BieberSource:Getty 28 of 29
29. Pharrell Williams and Helen LasichanhSource:Getty 29 of 29
Why Did Lauryn Hill, Nicki Minaj & Rihanna All Cancel Grammy Performances? was originally published on hellobeautiful.com