Metallica and Lady Gaga unleashed an outsized performance of the former’s “Moth Into Flame” at the Grammy Awards Sunday.
While many were confused about the pairing, Gaga was on board. Others are commenting on her body.
Side note: Shout out to Lady Gaga’s new tattoo honoring her Metallica collab.
Lady Gaga just bared some skin prior to her appearance at the Grammy Awards 2017. Each musical chapter over almost a decade of fame has been met with an aesthetic reinvention, too: She can throw on musical styles as effortlessly as she can don the pink topper from the Joanne cover.
Lady Gaga’s Super Bowl halftime performance blew everyone’s mind away.
Faith Hill couldn’t pronounce Zuhair Murad, but she looked stunning is his long-sleeved red gown with a decolletage-revealing keyhole cutout – a trend also seen on Carrie Underwood’s sparkling red gown and Demi Lovato’s gold Julien Macdonald. Beyoncé’s cast of female musicians and backing dancers and her simple staging featuring two female faces made a symbolic nod to feminism without her having to even say the word. And let’s not forget the adorable shout out to her mom and dad on Sunday night. Perhaps that’s why James was not in the best of moods at the end of the gig. At that time, I was mostly unaware that Metallica was so much heavier and less-accessible in the 1980s, and for me, that meant the Black Album was as good as it got. Granted, it wasn’t as epic as her entrance at the Super Bowl – she didn’t catapult off a roof or anything – but we DID notice! Just behind was Jennifer Lopez’s selfie video (1.6 million), then Ariana Grande, who was nominated twice for her hit “Dangerous Woman” and who racked up more than 1.3 million views for a video touting her noms. When we think about her coming out on stage in her wacky costumes, we feel like there is no way she can doubt herself.
One can argue that the point of the Grammy Awards has shifted over the course of its history – the music industry is in decline, allegedly ruined by streaming and downloading and all that jazz – and for the most part, I agree.
Singing a slowed down version of Fast Love, she stopped and swore, clearly distressed.
Breanna Connell is a fourth-year student majoring in communication studies with a minor in journalism.