2012 Grammys: The Best, the Worst and the Weirdest

Comments (0)


Mon, Feb 13, 2012 at 9:00 AM

click to enlarge Drake's after-party - REBECCA HAITHCOAT
  • Rebecca Haithcoat
  • Drake's after-party
See also:

*Why The Grammys Stink

*Deadmau5, Rihanna - House of Blues - 2/13/12

*Dan Wilson: From "Closing Time" to Adele's "Someone Like You"

Adele won everything. Kanye didn't show. Nicki Minaj out-Gaga'ed Gaga by showing up with a Pope imitator as her escort. Shouldn't he have led the prayer for Whitney Houston? Beyond that, here are our picks for the best and worst of the night.

Person Most Likely to Be Mistaken for a Tranny:

Bruno Mars, whose performance makeup is the best recommendation for airbrush foundation out there. But he kind of redeemed himself for pretending to throw a tantrum when he lost Best Pop Solo Performance to Adele.

Best Unintentional Commentary:

Amy Winehouse's mother's when she saw Fergie's dress.

Tweeter of the Night: Diplo

"Damn I wish I put money on these opera Grammys. Some serious upsets right now." "I've spent most of the Grammys at Staples Center California Pizza Kitchen talking to cougars."

Borderline Asshole Acceptance Speech: Justin Vernon of Bon Iver

We wanted Nicki Minaj to win Best New Artist, but it went to Bon Iver, who told us, "When I started to make songs, I did it for the inherent reward of making songs." Blah blah get off the stage.

Most Surprised to Win: Skrillex

Hand shaking, he read his thank yous off his phone and reminisced about living in a decrepit warehouse downtown. "Shoutout to the entire EDM community. I think Justice's Cross should've won a Grammy, I think Daft Punk should've won a Grammy, but ... All the boats rise with the water, so I'm gonna quit talking now."

On his third win, for Best Dance/Electronica Album: "Stop! I don't know what else to say! This is the most surreal day of my life. I don't really think I deserve this, so thank you."

Category that Should Have Been: Best Grammy Pompadour

Contenders included Bruno Mars, Alicia Keys, Katy Perry, Taraji P. Henson and Nicki Minaj's wig.

Worst Performance We Wanted to Be Good Because Fuck Self-Righteous People: Chris Brown, "Turn Up the Music"/"Beautiful People"

Did he just do his stair-running workout? But hey, Breezy, that outrage over your being allowed to perform? Everybody's apparently forgiven and forgotten Sean Penn's repeatedly beating the shit out of Madonna, so give it a few years, adopt a liberal political stance, and you'll receive a standing ovation soon, too.

Related Content

Now Trending

  • The 10 Best Rock 'n' Roll Pinball Machines

    I am a devoted video-game fan and a constant cheerleader for them to be considered art, but honestly I would give up most of the compelling stories and high-definition graphics in the world for the simple pinball machines. They're crafted and mechanical, and when done with a loving hand can...
  • Fanatics! Rock the Omar

    RADIO BROADCAST #279 08–03–14 Fanatics! Good radio is what it’s all about on this show and tonight, we again deliver the goods. You will notice the slightest of concepts here as we rock Omar Souleyman on both hours. He will be in LA on Sunday night. I will be interviewing...
  • Party Picks of the Week: Jarvis Cocker Alert!

    Summer fun is burning hot about now with a slew of big bashes, many of them marking the not-so-timid Leo birthday contingent. Here, the best of the batch, kicking off what is sure to be an action-packed August. Party with ninjas: Studio 69’s Pirates vs. Ninjas dance and dress-up affair is always...
Los Angeles Concert Tickets