Miranda Lambert protests Chris Brown's Grammy performances, talks about sitting next to Lady Gaga on Twitter
Country music star and Tishomingo resident Miranda Lambert isn’t as well known for her Twitter activity as her tweet-happy hubby Blake Shelton, but her frank comments about Sunday’s Grammy Awards have gotten plenty of attention.
In particular, Lambert, who was a presenter during Sunday’s ceremony, thought it was inappropriate to have convicted felon Chris Brown perform not once but twice on the music industry’s most high-profile awards show.
And like many, she didn’t care much for Nicki Minaj’s five-minute performance of “Roman’s Revenge” and “Roman Holiday,” which included dancing priests, an apparent exorcism and the singer levitating.
“How dang long did they give Nicki Minaj to do whatever that was? Strange. And Chris Brown twice? I don’t get it. He beat on a girl…” Lambert tweeted Monday.
“Not cool that we act like that didn’t happen. He needs to listen to Gunpowder and lead and be put back in his place. Not at the Grammys.”
“Gunpowder & Lead,” Lambert’s first top 10 hit back in 2008, is about a wife who plans to gun down her abusive husband once he is released from jail on bail.
Brown beat up then-girlfriend Rihanna the night before the Grammys in 2009. He pled guilty to an assault charge and was sentenced to five years of probation and six months of community labor.
On Sunday’s Grammys, he performed his “Turn Up the Music” early in the show and then returned later as part of the Grammys’ much-hyped first dance music performance, throwing down with Lil Wayne and David Guetta. In between, Brown took the stage to accept the best R&B album Grammy.
As I said during my live blog Sunday, Brown’s screen time during the show seemed excessive. There are comebacks and then there are blatant attempts to brainwash us into forgetting all about someone’s ugly past indiscretions, and I felt the level of participation Brown was allowed during the show crossed the line.
Lambert tweeted high praise Monday for several Grammy performers:
“Now…Bruno Mars…yes please! That rocked and also Adele…duh! And Jennifer Hudson! That’s real music. kinda made up for all the suck,” tweeted Lambert, who had written Sunday on the micro-blogging site that she was “pretty much obsessed with Adele!”
Lambert also tweeted Monday that after watching the Grammys, “Love how much country music was represented. Makes me proud!” Shelton, The Band Perry, Glen Campbell, Taylor Swift and Jason Aldean were among the country performers, while Lambert, Dierks Bentley, Reba McEntire and Lady Antebellum were country artists who presented during the show.
Lambert also tweeted about her interesting seating arrangement during the Grammys, where she sat between Shelton and flamboyant pop-star Lady Gaga.
“Y’all. I have a new friend! @ladygaga from NYC and a Texas girl. Who new! She is really sweet! The odd couple… well not really!” Lambert tweeted Sunday.
“She likes to cook and as of tonight is a fan of the randarita! (bacardi and crystal light)”
She following up Monday pondering on Twitter: “Wonder what my new friend @ladygaga is up to today? Hehe:)”
To read my live blog of this year’s Grammys, click here.
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