The 3 Most Eyebrow-Raising Grammy Moments

Including Taylor's shot at Kanye and Adele's performance
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 16, 2016 6:25 AM CST

Now that the show is over, three story lines out of the Grammys seem to be generating the most buzz:

  • Taylor's dig: In her acceptance speech for album of the year, Taylor Swift addressed "all the young women out there" to say, "There are going to be people along the way who will try to undercut your success or take credit for your accomplishments or your fame, but if you just focus on the work and you don’t let those people sidetrack you..." It was seen as a clear shot at Kanye West—who takes credit for making her "famous" on his latest album—with the LA Times observing that she "said everything without stating the obvious."

  • Adele's performance: She didn't quite sound Adele-like when singing "All I Ask," and she explained why on Twitter, reports E! Online. "The piano mics fell on to the piano strings, that's what the guitar sound was," she wrote. "It made the sound out of tune. S--t happens." However, Adele added that she was treating herself to In N Out "because of it though ... so maybe it was worth it."
  • Natalie Cole slight? The ceremony mentioned the late singer as part of its "In Memoriam" tribute, but the nine-time Grammy winner did not get an individual tribute on par with David Bowie, Maurice White, Glenn Frey, and Lionel Richie, and that has supporters steaming, reports People. "It's very bittersweet," her sister tells the New York Post. Celebs including actress Holly Robinson Peete also expressed displeasure. "We lost so many greats but Natalie Cole 1st African American to win Best New Artist deserved a tribute," she tweeted.
(Click to see how Kim Kardashian feels about Kanye's Taylor lyric.)

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