If President Trump watched the Grammys—and if he did, he didn't tweet about it—he would have found himself being trolled by several celebrities, including none other than Hillary Clinton. She made a surprise appearance in a pre-recorded segment where stars including Cher, Cardi B, and Snoop Dogg read parts of Michael Wolff's Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House in pretend auditions for the audiobook, which host James Corden predicted could win next year's prize for best spoken word album, reports USA Today. After Corden rejected the other attempts, it was Clinton's turn. "He had a longtime fear of being poisoned," she read. "One reason why he likes to eat at McDonald’s. Nobody knew he was coming and the food was safely pre-made." "That's it! We've got it!" Corden shouted.
The segment "may have gotten the biggest cheer of the night." Corden told the crowd, but Nikki Haley definitely wasn't cheering. "I have always loved the Grammys but to have artists read the Fire and Fury book killed it," the US ambassador to the UN tweeted. "Don’t ruin great music with trash." Other political moments included messages against police violence and in support of the #MeToo movement, CNN reports. In rapper Kendrick Lamar's opener, dancers in hoodies collapsed to the sound of gunshots. Singer Camila Cabello, who is of Cuban-Mexican heritage and was brought to the US as a child, said "This country was built by dreamers for dreamers" while introducing U2, whose pre-recorded performance took place on a barge near the Statue of Liberty, the AP reports. (An anti-abortion dress was the most talked-about on the red carpet.)