It’s sad that artists screwed dressing up in skanky-ho/sexy clothes and instead opted for Oscar-esque red carpet glamour. Considering the whole mystique behind the red carpet at the Grammy Awards is to see chicks rockin’ really hot outfits, unfortunately that element was something dearly missed this year. Oh well, what can we do about conservative whorebags running the show behind the scenes, right? We can take comfort in the fact that MTV Movie Awards & VMAs later in the year won’t have any sort of dress code, so thank God for that.
While we would’ve loved to see her in something far shorter & tighter, we still gotta give Rihanna props for looking absolutely beautiful in a custom red Azzedine Alaia dress that the designer made just for her. She was one of the last ones to walk the red carpet, but it was definitely worth the wait.
In the performances department, Rihanna was on the stage once for a solo gig dropping her latest single ‘Stay’ off her new album “Apologetic,” as well as for the Bob Marley Tribute, which also featured Bruno Mars, Ziggy Marley, Damien Marley, & Sting. I didn’t not like Sting in the mash-up for some reason. He just didn’t belong. They should’ve considered Nas or even K’Naan instead, but that’s me being a little bias.
Aside from Rihanna, CBS had a Chris Brown Camera in play for most of the awards show. Cameras also caught Chris Brown sitting in his seat as everyone gave Frank Ocean a standing ovation after he won the award for Best Urban Contemporary Album (Chris Brown’s “Fortune” was also one of the nominees in the category). Let’s just hope Chris doesn’t take out his anger on Rihanna later in the evening…