The future is female.
Thank God for our divas Katy, Lady Gaga, Beyoncé and Adele! Because of these lovely ladies the Grammys weren’t that much of a snooze fest this year. Even though Frank Ocean may disagree with us.
From Gaga’s headbanging act to Adele’s touching speech to Laverne Cox using her platform, the Grammys were a female tour de force for sure.
Here are our seven favorite female powered moments from last night’s awards show.
7. Katy Perry’s political performance.
Katy Perry got political during her performance for her new single “Chained to the Rhythm.” In a pantsuit with an arm band reading “PERSIST,” she ended her performance with the words of the Constitution projected behind her screaming, “No hate!”
6. Laverne Cox’s call to action for trans student Gavin Grim.
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Laverne Cox used her moment at the Grammys to draw attention to the transgender rights case that is on its way to the Supreme Court. “Please Google Gavin Grimm. He’s going to the Supreme Court in March. #StandWithGavin,” she said while introducing Lady Gaga and Metallica.
5. Lady Gaga’s headbanging collaboration with Metallica.
Lady Gaga was on fire during her duet with Metallica. Despite technical difficulties which seemed to plague the entire night, Gaga killed it–jumping and thrashing around the stage while looking fierce and sounding fabulous.
4. Beyoncé’s empowering speech.
As she accepted the Grammy for Best Urban Contemporary Album for “Lemonade,” Beyoncé gave a powerful statement about the need for positive depictions of black people in the media. “It’s important to me to show images to my children that reflect their beauty,” she said. “So they can grow up in a world where they look in the mirror, first through their own families — as well as the news, the Super Bowl, the Olympics, the White House and the Grammys — and see themselves, and have no doubt that they’re beautiful, intelligent and capable.”
3. Adele’s touching tribute to George Michael.
Even though she fucked up the beginning, cursed and started over – the tribute was a perfect way to remember George Michael. Her emotional take on Michael’s 1996 hit “Fastlove” was a simple and gorgeous homage to the late great, gay icon.
2. Beyoncé’s goddess-like performance.
Beyoncé’s spellbinding performance of “Love Drought” and “Sandcastles” was true art at its finest. Highlights included holograms of her daughter Blue Ivy, a levitating chair and the singer cradling her baby bump while wearing a goddess-style headdress.
1. Adele goes all Mean Girls and breaks her Grammy in two.
The number one moment for us was when Adele won Album of the Year and sincerely dedicated it to Beyoncé. “And the way that you make me and my friends feel, the way you make my black friends feel, is empowering. And you make them stand up for themselves. And I love you. I always have and I always will.”
After her speech, Adele broke her Grammy in two and offered a broken-off piece to Beyoncé in true Mean Girls style.