Photo & Quote Of The Moment: PRINCE At The Grammys

Prince Grammys Photo: Kevin Winter Huff Post

In a night filled of somberness, PRINCE took the Grammy stage to present Album Of The Year. In one moment, he changed the mood of the crowd and a Grammy moment or 2 were made.

“Albums. Remember them? Like books and black lives, albums still matter.” Poof. Moment and statement made. It was made by other artists that night but Prince, who got a standing ovation just for walking on stage, had everyone’s attention. From Kanye to Annie Lennox. All eyes and ears were fixated on the music icon. His message was received loud and clear.

Then another moment happened. Beck won album of the year over Beyonce and Ed Sheeran. Like most watching at home, Kanye West was a little upset and decided to go on stage and then quickly walked off. In 2009, he would infamously knock Taylor Swift for beating Beyonce for a Video Music Award. Beck called for Kanye to come back but he didn’t. Everyone knew what Kanye was wanting to do since he did it before. So it made for a comical moment. Let’s be real here: The Grammys do what they always do; they rewarded Beck for his previous work in the 90’s that they did not give him awards for. 

Class dismissed. #PRINCE #Grammys #BlackLivesMatter #AllLivesMatter. #KanyeSitDown lol

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Back to Prince. His look when he came on stage said it all. Aside from AC/DC opening up the show, it was somber. Until Prince. Perhaps next year, Prince will grace the stage and show everyone how it is done. Perhaps…if the Grammy’s stop overlooking Prince’s output and reward us now with a performance instead of awards in a few years to make up for their mistakes.-DocFB

Diagnosis: Orange is the new Purple.



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  • DeeLucks
    Posted at 14:19h, 12 February

    Prince is too cool 4 himself..

    Brotha aint aging 1-bit..

    very inspiring, gives me the push I need, bein that I’m 14 years younger than he is..

  • joe-is-still-smiling-just
    Posted at 07:30h, 11 February

    I found his statement very confusing. What does it mean?

  • Ginger
    Posted at 15:15h, 10 February

    Oh well… I was hoping to get my regular dose of Prince Funk via a LIVE Prince performance at the Grammy’s… I had to resort to my saved DVR Prince performances and my Prince CD’s to ward off SERIOUS Prince Funk withdrawal symptoms like I ususally do when I can’t see him live! Still, it was a THRILL to see and hear what he had to say… if only for a few minutes.

  • Shannon M.
    Posted at 10:04h, 10 February

    ALL lives matter!!!

  • Immanuel6
    Posted at 06:49h, 10 February

    Hallelujah, Prince

  • Sugar L
    Posted at 15:28h, 09 February


  • ChiTown-Jill
    Posted at 13:00h, 09 February

    The Grammys came alive when Prince made his appearance! Very happy to see him was my understanding that he chose not to perform but just be patient, we will see him LIVE soon!!!

  • Anonymous
    Posted at 10:45h, 09 February

    I agree wholeheartedly with what Mr Jeffrey has just said ,, a musical icon ,, no one compares !!!or comes close !! Wake up and smell the lavender yall

  • Leena Shah
    Posted at 10:43h, 09 February

    Live 4 Love!

  • Matthew Jeffery
    Posted at 10:39h, 09 February

    The world needs to wake up. We are living in an age of a music legend. He needs more appreciation. More recognition. The Grammy’s made a huge mistake by not having Prince perform. I have been fortunate to see him perform twice in the past week. At Koko, London and in Dubai. Without any doubt, he is still at the peak of his ability. Be it on lead guitar and shredding the best imaginable solo with Purple Rain or Dreamer. Be it grabbing Ida’s bass and playing the funkiest bass solo on Forever in My Life, or leaping on the keyboards and playing the most haunting, delicate piano solo with Empty Room. His voice is still peerless. On point. The Beautiful Ones in Dubai highlighted that supreme falsetto voice that with a yelp can cause grown adults to cry, such is the emotion he can transmit. Shows like The Brits, Grammy’s need to appreciate that Prince will not be around forever. They should embrace his natural god given talents and show their audience, real music by a real musician, not this synthetic auto-tune rubbish of modern artists today. Wake up music industry bosses.

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