FASHION POLICE REPORT: Adele will live to regret the embroidered red floral Valentino dress with a full skirt which made her look as though she’d created her outfit from her grandmother’s couch. The fashion police on Facebook have already issued a summons.
BEST LINE OF THE NIGHT: Jennifer Lopez, after flashing her bare thigh said “As you can see, I read the memo.”
50 SHADES OF SHADE MOMENT: Jay-Z, picking up his award for “No Church in the Wild” said to The-Dream who had on a “Boyz in the Hood” hat on top of a “Parental Advisory” knit cap, “I’d like to thank the swap meet for that hat.” (Swap meet: a cheap commercial market, best known in L.A.)
OCEAN OF WTH?: Critical darling Frank Ocean who only picked up one award whistled his way through a lackluster performance that had his fans scratching their head.
R&B ON LIFE SUPPORT: Though there were several performers of color including Jay-Z (with Justin Timberlake) Bruno Mars and in the end LL, R&B was pretty absent from the Grammy Awards this year. Is R&B dead or has it been co-opted by the likes of Justin Timberlake, Adele and Kelly Clarkson all who had center stage on the show?
BIGGEST LOSER: Rapper Nas, who again went home empty-handed after 13 nominations.
MUCH RESPECT: All Prince came out to do was present the Grammy for Record of the Year and he still got a standing ovation. He also wore a hood, dark glasses, a black distressed jacket with a hood and he carried a cane. He still sent female timelines into a tizzy. The Australian artist Goyte, who won for the breakup anthem“Somebody That I Used to Know,” thanked Prince for inspiring him.