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Grammys '09: The Show

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Celebs hit the stage and audience for all the awards and performances.  And Jay-Z, M.I.A., Lil Wayne, T.I. and Kanye West all hit the stage for an update Rat Pack performance--called The Rap Pack.  They did "Swagga Like Us" of course. M.I.A.'s baby was like--crowning--while she was hopping around on stage. And look who Weezy brought along--his girl Nivea. Jen and David kicked it in the audience after she won for Best R&B Album. And so did Keyshia Cole and Leona Lewis. More pics when you read the rest... Great performance by the Rap Pack. JT, Al Green and Keith Urban filled in for Chris Brown's set. Jenny and Whitney spent some QT backstage looking fabulous.  I do hear Whit was full of that "drank" though.  Which explains her hilarious Broadway style impromptu speech she gave at the opening. Solo, T.I. and Sam Jackson kicked it in the audience. Kanye and Estelle performed. Queen kicked it backstage with the YBF folks. A re-injured Travis Barker kicked it with Diddy and Chris Tucker. Ne-Yo and Jamie Fox performed with the Smokey Robinson/Four Tops. Oh hey T-Pain. Yolanda Adams looked fab and kicked it backstage with Ne-Yo. Weezy repped the N.O. for his set. Uncle Stevie and Robin Thicke posed for the cameras. Lupe was spotted in the audience. And Mary Mary won an award at the pre-show. Here's a few of the performances: They wanted to kick it like the new version of the "Rat Pack"--The "Rap Pack". So they went vintage black and white:
"Swagga Like Us" performance
T.I. and Justin Timberlake "Dead & Gone"
Estelle and Kanye "American Boy"
And of course, my fave performance of the night, Lil Wayne, Robin Thicke, and Allen Toussaint. They did a dedication to New Orleans and Hurricane Katrina. And brought out the second line. Yes, I'm biased. And I loved it. Check out all the winners here.
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JT Is my hubby loved him with

JT Is my hubby loved him with Al and Boyz II men and keith urban and i thot he was great with T.I. Swagga like us was cute and MIA was killin me with her big belly Leona Lewis is STUNNING Solange looked amazingggg! jennifer im soo proud of and happy for her WHItney looked great sounded drunk but looked great Im a white boy lover so Robin Thick and Joe Jonas looked madd cute! Jazmine Sullivan shudda won Best New Artist and Lil wayne deserved best rap album hands down!! Riri and Chris... are starring in the Tina and Ike remake
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smh smh smh smh smh smh smh

smh smh smh smh smh smh smh smh smh smh dats wat duuh fucc i thinkk of lastnite smh..grammy's was cornayy smh jay-z has no swagggg smh estelle madd uglaayy uglii uglyy smh kanye nigguh 4got to take a damn shower smh...jonas bros wat duhh fuccc smh..chriss datt drippp lippp muthaafuckaa smh..last wrd smhhhhhhhhhhhhh j.hudson nd weezy's performance got a passss but weezy jumpin in duh air like a fagggg smhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
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[quote comment="419654"]Was I

[quote comment="419654"]Was I the only one feeling that Sugarland perfomance? I downloaded that song immediately after hearing it. Country music is coming a long way.[/quote] nope i was feeling that ish too. Girl had some soul for real! I downloaded that song after. lol
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janelle monae must be

janelle monae must be thinking when she gone start getting some shine lol she needs to sign with someone else.. jhud looks like she dont wanna be posing with whitney though lol too funny
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p.s. will janelle monae

p.s. will janelle monae give UP that hairstyle, seriously .. UGH and am i the only one noticing that jay-z is gaining weight?
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The Rap Pack killed it! MIA

The Rap Pack killed it! MIA knows she was wrong for that performance outfit, though! :lol: And yet I loves it... JT, Al, and Keith Urban did good Didn't know Solo's boobs were that big. She's spilling out of that dress Mad at Kanye and Estelle's performance fits matching The Jonas Brothers did suprisingly well with Stevie Queen looks nice Jamie, Ne-Yo and "The 4 Tops" did well, too And, Tasha, you're not biased. Wayn'e performance was my fav, too. Him and Robin Thicke make a great collab couple once again.
Southern Queen Dee *THE FUTURE MRS. ANDERSON*'s picture

[quote comment="419033"]I

[quote comment="419033"]I LOVED the Swagger Like Us Performance...they killed it. Although I was extremely nervous that MIAs water was gonna break any second. Lupe, yikes! I REALLLLLLLLY would appreciate it if Kanye would do something with that head of his Congrats to J Hud! Damn her for being with Punk tho...although he looks 100 times better since cutting that long S-curled shit off the top of his head. Whoever invited Whitney to do anything on stage needs a whoopin. She looked fab, but.....I was like wtf is wrong with her[/quote] Cosign! I guess we know how Ray-J's reality show turns out if he's leaving the GRAMMYs with Whitney ... SMGDH. Could he TRY not to be hoe for once? UGH. And yes she was clearly tipsy on the stage but she looked FAB! And NO ONE but this poster has mentioned that hot ass mess on top of Kanye's head!! WTF I know he's not growin' it out for anything ... dude you were performing!!! get a cut!!! (same to you Lupe -- I love you but damn, clippers -- STAT!) As for Jen and Punk ... Is it me or has she lost some weight? looks like Punk is putting it on her and vice versa .. they cleaned each OTHER up well :)
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MIA...SHES SOOO CUTE.. I

MIA...SHES SOOO CUTE.. I LOVED HER POLKA DOTNESS..THATS HER! WHAT U WANT HER TO WEAR SOME GLAM SUMTHIN..SHES A WEIRD CHIK..SHES HER OWN PERSON..THAT BLUE DRESS CUDNT EXPECT THAT FROM NO ONE ELSE BUT HER..LOVED THAT PERFORMANCE TI AND JAY MY BOOS..LEGIT SWAG
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OH!! I forgot to say hello to

OH!! I forgot to say hello to Nivea and congradulate Neyo on his award. So is Weezy and Nivea really back on again? He once said he loved her on BET and it sounded real. I was thinking this dude must have let her get way and now he's regretting it. If u have a 2nd chance Wayne u better NOT FUCK IT UP dude. BTW, I want to see Navy. The Dream........ Nivea........., somebody make this happen.
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M.I.A was rocking at the

M.I.A was rocking at the Grammys on her due date she's 1 bad chick to come to an award show on her due date. The clothes she wore especially that blue dress (lol) was something else!! She looked comffy though and act as if she didn't have a care in the world about what anybody says about it. Go M.I.A I can laugh because u are preggers but if there were no baby in that belly U would be clowned. I give u credit because most people who are pregnant try to find clothes that make them appear smaller. U came out in that BIG OLE BLUE dress that made u look LAAAAARGER LOL!! I hope u and your husband have a healthy baby. GOD BLESS.
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RAP PACK? rappers are such

RAP PACK? rappers are such wannabes. Whitney looks fabulous
Black Woman from Snob Hill's picture

I LOVE LOVE LOVE MIA 'CEPT

I LOVE LOVE LOVE MIA 'CEPT THIS TIME HER OUTFIT WAS JUST SOME FOOLYWANG LADBUG DIAPER LOOKING MESS! SOMEBODY PLEASE STYLE 'YE'S HAIR PROPER!!! & TO THE FOOL WHO SAID 'WHITE SINGERS SOUDED BETTER THAN BLACK SINGERS' CLEARLY YOU GOT SOME UNRESOLVED RACE ISSUES, BUT I AINT HEARING YOU. YOUR RACIST SLURS BOUNCE OFF MY THICK MELANIN SKIN COZ BLACK DON'T CRACK & YOU'RE JUS WACK!
sunray's picture

the rap pack was live... love

the rap pack was live... love M.I.A n all mi nigga... all mi nigga's performance at the grammy was live
meisha's picture

Wayne and Nivea bac together?

Wayne and Nivea bac together? Am I missing something, didnt he just have Wayne III by some other woman? Lawd I cant keep up!
Over it! (It's my suddenly season!)'s picture

Was I the only one feeling

Was I the only one feeling that Sugarland perfomance? I downloaded that song immediately after hearing it. Country music is coming a long way.
kelolo's picture

Although The Prophettes

Although The Prophettes earned her title of Foolywang it is time to retire her photo and add M.I.A.'s photo from her Grammy performance. M.I.A has earned the title of Foolywang because she attempted to distact us from her child's arms hanging out of 10cm dialted uterus with those Minnie Mouse polka dots!!!
KJ's picture

The ring Jennifer Hudson is

The ring Jennifer Hudson is wearing in the above pic with her so-called fiance' and now "Friend" is not her engagement ring ya'll. WTH happened. Does anyone know?
Smile and Wave..sigh..Hi Haters!!!'s picture

oh everybody looked awesome i

oh everybody looked awesome i just wish miss bey showed up for a sec nevertheless miss Jhud looked good mama whitney looked too hyper wth tpain?? i liked solange's dress looked really cute on her leona tht nude dress didnt do justice at all bt the hair and make up was on point
VSKY(Bey is here to stay so all you haters have a full time 's picture

the grammy's were

the grammy's were 'aiite'...nothing too spectacular!! Luv it wen i like someone during a time wen they are NOBODY and then all of 'POOF'...ppl are all into them! M.I.A was my fave from wen she's singing songs bout her native SriLanka!! That girl is talented! Despite the arrogance, Britons are pretty talented. LOVE Estelle & Adele..they're my fav's right now! Everyone looked 'aiite' too! No complaints! Too bad for Riri & Chris....hate hearing when 5 year olds get into fights on the playground!! lol And as for ""TEENA"" the LOSER who said 'white ppl sang better than black ppl'....obviously the ignorance clogging your ears won't allow you to hear how good black ppl sing....just like the ignorance made whites blind to the fact that the 'wiked' music they were stealing and claiming their own so long ago, was indeed FROM the same 'can't sing-untalented-uneducated' black ppl! GO KICK ROCKS, DESCENDANT OF THEIVES!
....I'm a nubian intellectual-sexual, that can still cook!'s picture

the grammy's were

the grammy's were 'aiite'...nothing too spectacular!! Luv it wen i like someone during a time wen they are NOBODY and then all of 'POOF'...ppl are all into them! M.I.A was my fave from wen she's singing songs bout her native SriLanka!! That girl is talented! Despite the arrogance, Britons are pretty talented. LOVE Estelle & Adele..they're my fav's right now! Everyone looked 'aiite' too! No complaints! Too bad for Riri & Chris....hate hearing when 5 year olds get into fights on the playground!! lol And as for the LOSER who said 'white ppl sang better than black ppl'....obviously the ignorance clogging you ears won't allow you to hear how good black ppl sing, just like the ignorance made whites blind to the fact that the 'wiked' music they were stealing and claiming their own so long ago, was indeed FROM the same 'can't sing-untalented-uneducated' black ppl! GO KICK ROCKS, DESCENDANT OF THEIVES!
....I'm a nubian intellectual-sexual, that can still cook!'s picture

I fell out during the MIA

I fell out during the MIA performance. I luv Estelle. I don't care what anyone says. Kanye is getting really really weird, not artistic, but strange. That new look is 80's gay! LOL!!
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[quote

[quote comment="419040"]Everyone looks great but there's something about that Leona Lewis...maybe its the nose or the long face but she reminds me of...ah. never mind! I dont wanna start the week off talkin 'bout folks![/quote] OMG, Your gravi pic is soo cute. I love dogs.
Danil's picture

The Grammy's were boring as

The Grammy's were boring as HELL! I recorded and watched the whole within an hour. I loved Jennifer Hudson's performance her man David was looking really good not so Punk like he lost the curl and looks as if he stopped the eyebrow arching he was kind of sexy.
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[quote

[quote comment="419040"]Everyone looks great but there's something about that Leona Lewis...maybe its the nose or the long face but she reminds me of...ah. never mind! I dont wanna start the week off talkin 'bout folks![/quote] OMG, your gravi pic is soooo cute. I love dogs.
Danil's picture

This was the worse Grammy

This was the worse Grammy award show I have ever seen! I thought MIA's baby was going to fall out on the stage with all the gyrating and jumping she was doing at nine months!
GG's picture

Tasha!! Wayne put on for OUR

Tasha!! Wayne put on for OUR CITY!!! People not from the N.O. cannot fully grasp how great this performance was. We were in here 2nd lining!! Especially when Wayne went to saying "Feet don't fail me now!!!" The Grammys on a whole were a snooze fest. But, Wayne & the Rap Pack performances were worth the wait!!
N.O. LADI's picture

Everybody looked and did

Everybody looked and did well. I am a Family Professional and was baffled by MIA. I commend her on being such a sport but, was it that serious. Her mom, or doctor would have warned her against performing on her due date. She was wobbling across the stage.. not a good look. I was at church yesterday, when one of the young ministers went into labor and was rushed to the hospital.. MIA is cool, I love the song, and I like her rendition better. I have even danced to a professionally choreographer routine to the song. I just feel that at nine months a mother should be somewhere eating bon bons with her legs elevated..
LOVE365's picture

this yrs grammy's were not

this yrs grammy's were not good at all...i did enjoy swagga and lil wayne's tribute to new orleans but other than that i didnt like them...they were rather boring to me this time i gonna watch BET Honors tonite...i see a certain somebody was a no show...
TIA's picture

Yeah the Grammys was so

Yeah the Grammys was so overrated it wasnt even funny. All the good stuff happened before and afterwards! They just dont quite keep me entertained. Waiting on Tash to post an update on the Usher story! *Sigh
Staci's picture

[quote comment="419046"]Jen

[quote comment="419046"]Jen referred to David(punk) as her FRIEND M.I.A. should have stayed home if she was going to lipsync JHud picked the wrong performance dress Jonas Brothers should not have attempted a Stevie song Why was Al Green acting like Stevie T.I. and Justin-Good Performance TPain looked a mess That is the best Tiny has ever looked in her life,she got inplants All the White singers sound better than the black singers (except Jen) Latifah looked fab Loved Coldplay's jackets That Katrina song was touching GLAD BEY DID NOT PERFORM AND WASNT IN THE BUILDING[/quote] I'm sorry but your quote Irked the Sh@* out of me!!!!! You are probably some "Big Lard AZZ" who has nothing better to do with your time. Your comment about White singers sounding better than the Black one's is plain "Stupid".....and what point are you trying to make by saying that?????? Get off your high horse missy and stop judging everyone until you look in the mirror!!!!
Anonymous's picture

Tash what the hell?

Tash what the hell?
southernBella *AKA* "I'm Christopher Columbus, Ya'll Just Pi's picture

and NIVEA looks like a damn

and NIVEA looks like a damn Clown!
CHAE's picture

Everyone looked

Everyone looked lovely. Solange was killing it. Leona looked great. Jay Z...yes baby...HOT MIA, I just love that girl. She is who she is. Respect.
Soul Touch's picture

The GRammys was Sooo Boring i

The GRammys was Sooo Boring i CUD NOT WATCH!!! jusss JHUD receive her award and Perform...That was it.... SWAGGA LIKE US...which ui just watched here....Great performance.....I LOVE LOVE MIA>...
CHAE's picture

[quote comment="419064"]omg

[quote comment="419064"]omg im sorry abot everyone knws that chris n rihanna didnt show up...chris turn himself n 4 beating on a RIHANNA BUT THE police declined to identify the victim in the incident but rihanna was hospitalized.they sayn she suffered visible bruises on her face..NOT CHRIS BREZZY[/quote] DAMN I GUESS I SHOULDVE LOOK AT THE OLD POST..LOL
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the "swagga like us"

the "swagga like us" performance was cute. i honestly hate what mia was wearing but i'm not mad at her. i know that her sense of fashion is usually.... different and plus she's representin for all us preggo chicks in the world :) GO GIRL! swing that belly!!! LOL @jay's old man sway in the begining of the video.
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They Killed that performance

They Killed that performance Jay and TI got swagger like no other! the other two I mean three could have sat this one out!!! MIA is huge I was like oooohh girl stop moving around for that baby come!!
EDUBB..... JAY-Z is the TRUTH..'s picture

Damn Weezy has long ass feet,

Damn Weezy has long ass feet, he's looking like Snoop in those Chucks. Glad he's back with Nivea tho.
Aokiysl's picture

I didn't watch the grammys

I didn't watch the grammys but OMG to M.I.A. and WTHF to Chris Brown.
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There perfromance was the

There perfromance was the hi-light of my night after that .... That ish was off my Tizzube! I was jsut amazed by Jay and Tip...SWAGGER out the ASS!!! I was waiting for bey and Rhi to hit the carpet and both them heffas was a No call No show!!
EDUBB..... JAY-Z is the TRUTH..'s picture

Anybody get a Internal

Anybody get a Internal Service Error GRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR
BB is blessed to have her clients back!'s picture

The Grammys was entirely

The Grammys was entirely boring, everyone just wanted to see J Hud sing. LOL I just wanted to see what Rihanna was wearing... Apparently Rihanna is blaming her no-show because of a traffic problem. Damn is that what its called nowadays?
Yasmine's picture

-I knew Whitney was still

-I knew Whitney was still celebrating from the night before. -I like the Lil Wayne and Robin Thicke(I love Robin Thicke) and T.I and JT sets.
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Glad to see Weezy and Nivea.

Glad to see Weezy and Nivea. If they're gonna be together can they just do the damn thing already? It's been like 6 or 7 years of on again off again. Is her divorce from The Dream final? I was digging the Swagga Like Us performance even though I feel like the song would have been soooo much better without Kanye. He is no where near up to par with the other 3 as far as lyricism goes. If it were just about swag, hell, Diddy shoulda been on the track. And if they were gonna wear tuxes, they shouldna had big mama up there in that getup. LoL. I'm glad her water didn't break on stage. J Hud's performance was moving, to say the least. Al Green was hitting them high nites last night! Solo said via twitter she's been rocking it weave free. Good for her. Enough is enough, and clearly she has enough. Estelle sounded really good last night too.
U Know loves her niece Beyonce Elise!!/ Is an Auntie again!!'s picture

Dead at the "jay and ye"

Dead at the "jay and ye" pic;they look so stupid on it !!
mamma mia.....bee is to good to be true(IF YOU CAN'T SING IT's picture

i really wish there was a

i really wish there was a profile pic of mr. west simply to display the fuckery goin' on w/his hair...it's like an afro-mohawk-mullet shag. he ain't been right lately, poor thang. jhud looked really good as does yolanda adams--i didn't even recognize her! janelle monet needs moar clothes and moar people. lmao @ the jonas brothers bein' on there, what a joke...i'm glad their pic doesn't even have a caption, they don't deserve one lol :)
sea_sea's picture

I really only tuned in to the

I really only tuned in to the Grammy's to see Jennifer and caught bits and pieces of the show. She was great. Am I theonly one who thought it was kind of boring?
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I LOVED the Swagger Like Us

I LOVED the Swagger Like Us Performance...they killed it. Although I was extremely nervous that MIAs water was gonna break any second. Lupe, yikes! I REALLLLLLLLY would appreciate it if Kanye would do something with that head of his Congrats to J Hud! Damn her for being with Punk tho...although he looks 100 times better since cutting that long S-curled shit off the top of his head. Whoever invited Whitney to do anything on stage needs a whoopin. She looked fab, but.....I was like wtf is wrong with her
I love black people {Saturday went great!}'s picture

solange is absolutely

solange is absolutely Amazing with,leona,jay look great can someone give Diddy a costume?
mamma mia.....bee is to good to be true(IF YOU CAN'T SING IT's picture

WOW!!!!!!!!!! :shock: The

WOW!!!!!!!!!! :shock: The whole Chris Brown and Rihanna sagga!!!!!!!!!!! Good Morning Young, Black & Fabulous Ones!!!!! :)
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