Grammys feature Hillary Clinton cameo in Trump book bit
In one of the more striking moments of a pointedly political Grammy Awards, host James Corden gathered celebrity readers — including Hillary Clinton — to read from Michael Wolfe's best-seller "Fire and Fury" about President Donald Trump's White House.
In a pre-taped segment, Corden said a shoo-in winner to next year's Grammys would be the audio book recording to "Fire and Fury." Snoop Dogg, John Legend and Cardi B were among those who tried reading from Wolfe's book. Cardi B said, "He lives his life like this?!"
But the star cameo was Clinton who read a brief excerpt from the book.
Earlier in the broadcast, U2 performed in front of the Statue of Liberty. And Camila Cabello spoke passionately as "a proud Cuban-Mexican born in Havana" on behalf of immigrants. Cabello said, "This country was built by dreamers for dreamers chasing the American dream."
Not everyone was happy with the bit that featured Clinton. United States ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, tweeted her displeasure saying, "some of us love music without the politics thrown in it."
"I have always loved the Grammys but to have artists read the Fire and Fury book killed it. Don't ruin great music with trash," Haley tweeted.